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Index Volume Vll-i^lnutes Orange Presbytery 



Allison, .J, ,Cnndid©te ^^eceived 28 

Amendment, Bo ok of Ci-urch Order 334 

Arrorood/^^ .S. ^Moderf^tor-47 , Sermon by -101, 195, 

Supply Mid^ py-5,'^emporF!ry Clerk -6, 
133, IBS ,^.^e signed Glent^oodyDls^to 
Concord ^resbytery-2lP, es#fto-9l3 



Asbury, Property to Winston -^f^lem- 285 

Asheboro Cburch,rilstory of- 410 

Assessment- 22,23 
Bprcl8y,J on? s-Sermon by-109 ,18l,Moderator-135 

Berry,R Supply Colllnstom-14,Cnlled to Flf^t 

RAck, Commission to 'nstpll- 128 

Bible Hour /Resolution on- 425 

Bltzer,?.T., Address on Florid Mrodonpld 315 



Brorn,C,M«/^ecelved Grnnville -257, Called Elmirr-358, 

Instrlled-375,39 6,Temporrry Clerk-400 
BroT-n^C.G., Cnndldnte Hecd«Mecklenberg-257,'^lcensedf 
Celled to 0reenTt)od,SpeedT'ell,Smyrnr^--258 



In St filled -259 292 

Brorn,J,C», Re-lnst*ed- 145,147 

Buffalo(G)|*^adwpyit,Group dissolved- 135 

Burllnrton Ist,Cf>llK Changed- 248 

Cf>ldrell,E.H., ;^ Oder ?^ tor -102, ^ermon by-132,lB4, 

Resigned Grr>hfiin"*^esolution to-248,Dl?. 
East ^Wover- 249 



Crrt r ,J.H. .Cradldate Re-onrolled-<9 ,Llcen8ecI-98 

Cpiied to ^'Ikin-lll^OrdPlned & Install- 
ed* 128 

Chafer,L.S.,Dls« Dellrs Presbytery- 40 

Chalmers, Drlght M«,Cpndld0te Heed. Mecklenberg, 
(Corrected Minute )-356.Licensed-<513, 
Called Ch*Slde-^d*,Ordnined & Instrlled- 

250 -®58 

Chf^pel Hill -Re solution- 195 
Clerke,Eugene ^♦^Cmdldf^te received- 185 

Clegg,J#l . ,Trpns#to M.E.Ch#South,'*^etter of Com- 

inendrtion- 2-6 

Claytor ,N,H ^^eslgned *^ed House ,Dls# Lexlngton- 
168 y^ec .Lexington, led ^^llton Group- 

307, 339 

C0p1 Glen,^et ition to orgfinlze ^hui'Ch- 420 

Cochrane ,R , ^rndidpte Die. T'lnston-^alein->509 

Coble ,C.?., ttes. to-9,Stoted Clerk- 210 

Colllnrtom Ch. Organized- 14 

Commissioners to Gen. Assembly -List of-341,432. 
Elected, -e? ,141,217 ,402 ;n eport - 

24,131,186,289 ,360 

Committees-Report ♦ 

Assembly's Home Miss. -24,78, 165, 231,331, 

417 

Assembly s Minutes- 20,122,286 
Auditing- 57,70,145,246, 420 

Bible Cause- 23,246,322, 3 61 

Calls & Supplier-74, 120, 162,196, C66,359, 

370,375,419 

CHristirn Ed.& !lin>^elief-24,7 6,117,158 
190 ,238 ,285 ,521,57^- , 414 
Foreign Missions-17 ,34,142 , 234,313,366,41 



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Inst rllnt ions- 197 
^eave of Absence -26,Bf>,lf>5, 165, 19B,f?07, 340, 

374,427 

Men's ^'ork- 135, 217, 330, 365, 413 

Nrrr^itlvc- 237 
NomlnPtlons-95,7r),117,160,?^00,232^5?89,539, 

372,426 

Order 8-9,47,103,155 ,132,215, 271,311, 355, 400 
Orphrns-^ 139 
Pr e ebvter y • s Horn Ml bb -21 ,58 , 66, 115 ,149 , 108 , 

219 ,274 ,324 ,3 68 ,402 
Printed Minutes- ^^42, 333, 420 

Keliglous Educrtion- 336,421 
Sr.bbnth Scbools- 25,80,105,1^3,172, 249 

Schools oc Colleges-22, 67 ,117,146} 188,229,277 

318,359 

Sessional ^^ecords- 57 , 66,157,230,338,421 

Stptistlcs- 64,88,89,162,328, 425 

St er nr d sh Ip -34 ,35 , rg ,112 ,1^8 , 192 , 23 6, 244 , 278 , 

323 ,330 ,3 62 ,3 65 , 411 
S3rnod's Home Miss.- 73,136 
Synod's '■iniiter- 423 
Thrnks-27 ,72,119 ,200,251,294,338,37 6, 423 
Fom-n's Tork- 25,75,163,242,334,424 
Yotmi^ People* s Fork- 80, 337 

Community Church Orgp.nized- 178,203 

Conmunion Service- 187,360 

Cook,J.S.,Instffll d Sprf\yl4, 

Copper ,G,L., Heed. Lexinrton- 3 

Crpig,C,B.Gfivel 1795-1895- 293 

Crnig,D.I.,l^emorlnl to-2lO,225,Ch«* ^rnse League -119 
Crnrford,C.L,,Cpndidate-8,Dle»?inston-Srlcm- 28 6 

CrrTford,A,?.,Rec# Fnyetteville- 168 

Cross Ropds^Hietory 243 

Culberson4l»?«,Sermtoi by- 360 



0«»ll7 ^rcrtton Blbl© School /ieport4!le8 IWide 



w ii • J • , ^ empor nr C ler k - lOS , !?70 
^^eetcnc-d ^re usurer, Vote < 



Of Thrnke 
401 

Dlck,F.M,^Cf^ndi6©te 4^rmBtB^TB& Rof^noke 160 



Dickson, /^•P.|C ailed to Buffr^loCG) 185 

^■•^ccelved Kington 186^In©tfilled 

Direct or 7,31 ,B4 ^1^ , r70 ,f^4 ,253 ,S9 0,345 ,377" 

4.S7 

DaBoee,Mts6 Ktte^AMteBB by 414 

El*Eethel,Orci^n<zed 57, 109 

^llm Colored/ eport 94 

i'liiitr#^,Hf»?!ie Chfsnged to Rirllnp:ton 11 40S 

Entertftlmont o^ Preeb^©ry,Com^ittee on 2m 

**irr lor,!UP*,Dicml£:eed to 'iyg^rts VnHey gl7 

Fleming, M.lU/^ec*d 'IbcmifirlejC filled Betheleheifi 
m& Hi^rflelde 373, Installed 375,4^ 

FIH l ook Cl U3rH5h,^rgrnl2®d 45,66 

Plorf* IfiCdoniPld Coiieg© ^,^,K0que©t f?75j 

^*©8oluttons 79,99,1PS,S7^/>1Q 
Donpt^on Cf^rnef'fa FUn^tton 10 

Foust ,D»P • ,Egtate 24® 

Grmer,J#S./v0c"d Pedee,C€ill6d Mttemojtnetalled 
SlliP40, eiaporery Clerk 511,f.tod«4(X) 

Ooatry,J,H»,Cmdldat© Dropped ^0 



Otllee^lOfE«E«;Bee*d Bethel Presb:;tery ISK) 

Olfde ^ulley ^igb School 15,56, ISO 

Oolc]on,^^plph,Crna*dpt© ^^eceived 300 

Grphi»m,Cril Chr^nged 80 

Orf 7 jJ .Gordon ^Trustee Wlorfi |*f^cdonf»ia College 
^ Reetgnad 878 

ft^eensbwo Plret gSTf^ult ftor ^^'eccrds of *>eebT# 

378 

Orym,SJuSr.M<|d0rfitor IS^^Sermon by 109,214 
«*rynn,F,H»Jr .pCrMldr^te ^'eeefved 349 
femllton,H.0*LlO0ii6©d 98 Dls.Abtngdon 309 

Hiins0l,M»E»*SerTion tey P^,Te^iTp .Clerk '^lo/'ee* 
frrflelds Group P^l2,Clrlm ofpls. 
Concord 2G3 

|j["nGcl,Crry,Crndldf^ta ^'ecolved 49 

Hi^ratne,E»H# lleiaior^nl to 107 



Hrrrop, 



^ •E»,R®c*d Rornoke,^«^llgd Grrham 272 
Inetf^llcd ^87,057, filed Bethray 
305,In©tf^llod 333 
iif^flel^^8,Celobrf^tion 57^,573,350,338, 376 

Original SHe 100,P92,Gwel trm 294 

Bender lit© ,B0b. little Ti ivcr ,Dle •FVyetta* 

Vllle 100 

High Point, Call 0h?»nged 49 
Hodeln,^llbijr,Cf^nd^(^Pte ^ received 09 

Hope ,S •Ci»l led S«dl eon ec .Ghrrle etami Inst r 11 

*-20,30,30,'k:rfnon b^r '^^'" J|»es. rdlson, 
Li^boiir out boimds , 401, 3?^ 

-undley,nlller,Ci^naM^ta ^^ec d 14 



HuBke,!i*S#, Moderator gl8 
Inrxagurt*! EKerclee,U#T»S» 419 
Industrli^l Inetltute Property £©5 

^ ■ll'3J^emp0T(BV Clerk P70^eolgmc3 

I Elmiri^ 3f^2/> 57 ,C filled GroBs F^oids 

I 5S9*^t0nj creek 349, Inst filled 349 
^ 357 

K©ml8on,J,S#,Ie'!i50ri^ry Glerk 4R^ 

%lgM,JtI#,Crndtdfte DtSfBolston 216 

Kuykendiill,J#S»j|Re8olution Adopted Si 

Lpnst^rthur,^ec*d Ilorfolk,^i*lled /.ahelx)ro S 
Ordf»lned,Instrlledpi8«Monte'4ll 

Lo©pE*Prfnk^©s« Mldvuy S^-'^nlf Pler^emt 
Oi^rden 6|Bes» Eiifff^lotCf ) 96- 
Lf^bor Out Doimds 100pls«H»C# 
Conference M#E«South^es» 201 

Lilly, D»Cli^y/'ee*d i^eet Lexington led to 
Heynolc3i^,Inet riled 9S,106 

^mn, J •?«,Llceaaed 5, Supply Bflmd 304C^lled 
tittle Btver, Pair field, lino 353,570 
395,0rdr!nGd 371,tnetf*lled 395,4f^3 
Supply I1#Eno 598 

-mMBl n ev 1 ,75 ,80 ,117 |ir/ ,f?47 ,B88 ,SS1 ,S86 

^rirf^ll,i^,SiS#rmon by 310 

i^ebrne,l^»ac Mrs. Br?^nk B. 355,376 

Mebme Chureii, HI story of 890 

Men*© ^rgf»nlzi?tion 190 



Meetings of Prcs^^'tery 

Adjourned Ueetlnge 

Burllnfton Fir st , Dec .7,19 SS FQS 

' Elmlrp,j3ne 15,19P4 175 

^r8lmm,nov.ll,19n4 901 

GreenBloro,Jpn.lS,19P2 4 

" ^py 14,19R3 07 

" Oct. 11, 19 S3 99 

!IOV.a,19P3 187 

" Buy 6,1934 lf5B 

" Hov.'^4,19PB 305 

" Mpy 10,1906 S47 

" Jpn.lo,19'?!' 397 

Llncolnton,0et.25,P6,19f>2 39 

MooreEVille,0ct..l3,19f5 S&T 

Brnford, June r'l,19n6 351 

SteteEville,0ct.l?>,19f G 353 

Culled *^eet lngB 

Durbpm, Dec.5l,19fS 40 

OrehPra, Sept .3,1954 179 

Or(en6fc<wo,Jpn.ir3,19f3 42 

" Mpr.9,19r'3 44 

" Apr. 10 ,1033 46 

" Sepl.-^Ojig^^S ©5 

" Aug ,1,19^4 178 

" Mar .5, 19^5 P09 

" Mpr.l9,19f?5 gll 

" June 4,19P5 257 

" July 14,19P5 260 

" Aug. 14, 19^5 ?61 

" Dec. 1(5, 19555 S06 

" Jpn*lf>, 19P6 307 

" Mrrch 2,1926 309 

Smford, Sept, 5,19f5 265 

^ pe3hlnptQn,0ct. 15,19P4 IBO 

T i Eton-Splem feb.8,19r'3 41 

" July 1, 19SS 93 



stated Votings 

305th ,Je f for son ^Sept •ls,19f^?^ 7 
50 1th tCh-S 1 ae^^^op d -Gr eon eboro . Apr • 10 ^ 

507th,Ilttle Elver ,0ct.f^3, 19*^3 101 

o08th,Hlgh Point, Apr 11 15,195^4 13R 

SO9th,Cr0e6 Eds.tlewiiejOct •Pl,l©f?4 101 

SlOth^Smford, April f?l,10^r f>14 

ollth,Molf^ne,Oetolxr V7 ^WPB S6B 

3mh,Sprry,April 20,W2^ 310 
513thp Hftfl0lds,Meieia€,Oct.i?6,1926 354 

S14tht ^'SherorOt^P^tl 19,19^ 399 

lllllfraj|J.M.|Fieo'd Gi^rmrtlle^Ciilled /l^^mance, 
Inetr»lled 175,198, Mod • ^ll^Sermon 

354 

Milne,? Re e»/lr^i^n80 96,^rbor out Bounds 

im 

Dntgom€ry,C#A#,Cmd» 4, Dropped S86 

Korrt6on,C«H»,Llc©ntlf'te Hec'd Concord, Called 

%thel ^ Sprltv ^o"'^ ^'05,0rcrlned a 

Inste^lled 304,. ^ , ^ •Dle.Moblle 401 

Ut#Vemon Springe Chm^oh 102 

llcClure,R«Et/^ec'd T llnfjinnton 183,Cf^iled Lerke- 
vllle.El-Bethal 18r,ln0tPlled 20P. 
Ch^m Gtc^rrdship J^14 ^-es. 385 

lloConnell,T .!!«/^es. U5, tewr If^l 408 

McCorkle,? •P^^^^es* El-Betliel lp,Bemon bT 16 
Hee. PledmAt & Shiloh llB,FrGtor 
f^t Lf^rge 117,^^es«117,140 Eeport by 

mo 

«eMorrleG,r.r,^ecV! Tygfrt© ^r^lley 168,Crlled 
^^^noe^ lllG ,Bethe eda ,9r Icr e ,P Ic r 
i^nt grove in9,i:net filled l'-lD,f67, 
3!3l, ermon by g'""© 

llcPhereon,ILPCy V#,Crndldf^t6 ^'ecelved 179 



;l|toftucen^# tH#/^op# %ora Synod to ^oni •Service 358 

■#»rr^t^ve report Vt 

Hiithi^n Creek, Property Sold 82 

*efir ^f^8t Relief 80 

l«C •Hoiite /^epor t 407 

49 

Ovc^rture to Assembly 51^1^,145,348 

Overture to Synod 71 

Orphf^ns* Home/^©8olut <on ^4 

Pl«d!nont ^r^ll CMtoged 49 

Phtppe,*^ps. R #t*^mdldf»te ^""ccelvcd 8 

PhlppStJolm R» ^es« Glenrood,Dl8#^il'ti<nrton 304 

Pottor||T JR .,lnsti^lled Burllnrton First 14,?!oder- 

fttor r»70 
Prltehett ,Crrl R •OmdldPto ^Veelved 598 

Prlttehett,I©o ,C|sjrjai^0te ^^eoelved 142 

^f*nkln,l«M.,Supt • Home -U^s^^ns ^^^port 65 
E»rngellst l^l^^eB* 157 ^Mod •354, Sermon 
by 599 

Rny,/ •C*,Jr •,Cf^ndtdato i^ecetved Pf*yotte\^ille 180 

R«y,Il.A»/ies» Jont eboro ,Sia«,St# Audi ere, Clerk 
to ^rHe ^4B^-^B^WLm 

Recd,John T»|Cf!ndldf^t© ec'd ^bb% Alifi. 37, licens- 
ed 543,Cfilled C-lem^ood 549,0rdrlned h 
In st p 1 led 3 49 ,5 61 



RepnoldP Cbwoh^Trenoferred to f ln©ton-S 22Q 

Rlvervlcr,*'etltlon to ^rgf^nlse 1^36 

Eob<:rtson/*P#tfinif^t filed Cross Hords^lS, Stony 

Creclv^M^oBt 110 j|ff7o,Dls •Concord S73 
Roll of Freebyterj', ^95^ S4S, 579, 421 

Rourk^^ •C,;y,ec*<l Mooklenbin^gC filed Eret Eirlinn*^ 

Srnford CijurcbtHl story 245 

Bcott J . ^vBtAs Grvel 350, 428. To promt 

fmel to /^©s^etsbly 4^, to report on 
f^rfieldfe Celebr*«*tfon 555 
^eriT^DHRl Duties, 1^ 

Shf»r |A • e 6 ♦ ^€ brne ,D1 c •Roraok© 17S 

S Imp BO n,T,^», Moderator OJ^es. Reynolc1f*,Cr(lled 
/^80l^?^nt Dur4infn|Fltt:?t •^9f Sermon 46 

S?nlth,C#G«jIlcent1rt€ i'oe d "^i^et ^f^nover 97 
^rdf»lnea Kvi^ngelLst 99, Called Acheboro 
136 ,169, Installed 197 ,Tr©r^G?Jiror 4S0 

aailth,*^\H* Resigned Thcifii'^evllle 45 

6autii,Lorell, Property to ^rnvllle m& 

Bplllmrn,J»B»>/ddres6 by 111 

Sprey Cb\irch,KiBtor5r 334 

Standing Co^^mlttaes ^nolntad 10,5f> ,104,134,185, 

S^7,^f>, 317, 357, 402 
Stf»ndinr, ^^ulas SSO^^usprnded l",Mended 5B0 

Stf^te Golleges/^eB* Concern!ne Tei^oMng f?S4,S40 



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Stetfirdsbip Conference 507 

Stone /\#IUtOrd«^lned k Xnstrlled,Jef fereoiipObldep 
Peek Creek tEbenezer lOO,Gplled ^crk 

Creek 50 

Sandfly School Inst itute ^Report on 25 

Thof!ipaon,£»E»^Li!^bour Out Boimde 4S,Dls»Rca 

r;: ivor 47 

fho^upEonjiE^^r^yne^-^^bour Out Boimdc IS, 108 

tr CP sur er ' © ^^epor t ,70 ,161 ,197 ,198 ,^64 ,3P0 , 
tre^iUBer Of ^Bsmhlj b Ci^^usee 4Sg 
TrolH-nrood Church Dlr Evolved 71 
Vocc,Johrfr# Crndtcste 9 
f entrorth Cliurch,^^c solution S88 
f hlte ,J .Elder ,'?©mporftr7 Clerk SIB 

^Mteley,C»D«,C0mTitGS^on to Tncti^ll Eno^Kflrnd, 
f-ftr field, North mo 17,^2, Buirir'ly 
Eno,Fr'irf!€ld,Itttle nfver 304,Dlc. 
Kjpnrtrhf*, etter of ^' pprecli^t^on S07 

tMteley,G*I.^Gs* Sprlngf'00d,Bethel,!?^11,DlK# 
Montgomery 

t^hltley^^oy ^.^mdWtte 210 

Thltttneton,!M./^ee^d irst I^lt^Snied lUa^^r^y 200 
Inot^lled 209,P51 

?■ lids ,1 ♦ e e Igned i^exlnpton ,Dl b •A shev ille 40 

fllhelm,? ,8., Letter to 31^,Iiemorli»l 409 

tllllf!nej^»M»|Ber-"^on by "7 ^^cc d Hi»rflelds rioniim- 

, ent S56 

tileon,'* .L«/lec d *f^yottevHle 18»'">,Cr^lled Biiffr^- 
Wit) ,?ocket ,Euplir onlr^ ,T hltc BUl 185 
Instrllvd ^P/^eslgnsDle rilmtnoton ?M 



tlthar spoon ,i\ieeBe P^ipmdMBtB Heceived 4 
prither epocm J #f • ^Lieant itita Dl s #L0xin. -t on 40 

f ood John rU^^rndicrtOtCcm* to Adtts© SOO 
f ood.s,^agi^r/^ee*<l ^ilmtneton ^09 pi a #C one or d S57 
f oodson^/..!: t |^-eotoredl8S,'^"^g^O|Dle,Atlr*ntr^ ^0 
TanoeTVfll© Mmse^/utrwlty to ©ell 116 
toune ^€?ople^g l^lf© t^ork Coaferenoe 414 



MINUTES 

OF 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTH SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

JEFFEESON PEESBYTEEIAN CHUECH 
JEFFEESON, N. C. 
SEPTEMBEE 12-14, 1922 
AND OF 

Intermediate Meetings 



Brady Printing Company, 
Statesville, N. C. 
1922 



ADJOURNED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, June 13, 1922. 

Orange Presbytery met according to adjournment in 
the Smith Memorial Building, Greensboro, N. C, on Tues- 
day, June 13, 1922, at 2:00 o'clock p. m. 

Members Present: D. I. Craig, D. D., C. E. Hodgin, S. 
M. Rankin, E. Frank Lee, R. M. Williams, R. S. Arrowood, 
G. L. Whiteley, E. N. Caldwell, W. R. Potter, D. D., J. S. 
Cook and Ruling Elders A. T. Whitsett, E. J. Davis, and T. 
D. Dupuy, Moderator. 

The meeting was' opened with prayer by Dr. Craig. 

A certificate from Lexington Presbytery dismissing Rev. 
Geo. L. Cooper to this Presbytery was received, and after the 
required examination, Mr. Cooper was received and enrolled 
as a member of Orange Presbytery. 

A certificate from Norfolk Presbytery was received, 
transferring Licentiate Arthur Lang to the care of Orange 
Presbytery. M,r. Lang was received as a licentiate, and a call 
for his pastoral services from Asheboro church was read and 
approved. In view of his ordination and of placing the call in 
his hands, Mr. Lang stated he had not had a college educa- 
tion and that at the Seminary he had taken only the limited 
course on the English Bible. It was therefore moved and 
adopted that the Presbytery proceed to his examination for 
ordination as an '^extraordinary case." 

Mr. Lang was examined on Experimental Religion and 
his Motives for Seeking the Gospel Ministry, on Natural and 
Revealed Theology, on Church History, on Church Govern- 
ment, and on the Sacraments, all of which were sustained as 
satisfactory. 

It was now moved and adopted that a Commission be 

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appointed to complete the examination by hearing from him, 
a sermon in the Asheboro church on next Sunday, and to or- 
dain and install his as pastor of said church, if the way be 
clear. The Commission appointed is as follows : Rev. S. M. 
Rankin, Chairman; Rev. E. Frank Lee, Rev. G. L. Whiteley 
and Elders A. W. McAlister and T. D. Dupuy, the Modera- 
tor. The Commission was authorized to place the call from 
the Asheboro church in the hands of Mr. Lang, provided the 
examination is satisfactorily completed and approved by the 
Commission. 

The Rev. C. E.. Hodgin, Chairman of Ministerial Educa- 
tion, introduced three young men as candidates for the min- 
istry, and recommended them most favorably, viz. : Carl A1-, 
fred Montgomery, of Bethel church, Eugene Daniel Wither- 
spoon of Westminster church, and Frederick Marion Dick, 
of the ' ' Church by the Side of the Road. ' ' These young men 
were carefully examined on Experimental Religion and Mo- 
tives for Seeking the Gospel Ministry, and after answering in 
the affirmative the questions prepared for candidates, and a 
prayer by Mr. Hodgin for God's blessings upon them, they 
were received and enrolled as candidates for the ministry 
under the care of Orange Presbytery. 

The Commission appointed at Tarboro, October 21, 1921, 
to organize a church at Collinstown, was authorized, when 
they meet, to receive under the care of Presbytery as a can- 
didate for the ministry, Mr. Miller Hundley, if the way be 
clear. 

The Rev. C. E. Hodgin introduced to Presbytery Mr. J. 
W. Mann, of the Hawfields church, and one of our candidates 
seeking Licensure to preach the Gospel at this meeting. Mr. 
Mann being a graduate of Davidson College and of Union 
Seminary, having taken a regular course of learning in both 
these institutions, and having received a diploma from each 
of them, it was moved and adopted that these diplomas be ac- 
cepted as satisfactory in lieu of his examination on the sub- 



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jects required in literature, and also on church history and 
the original language of the Scriptures. Mr. Mann was then 
examined on Experimental Religion and his Motives for Seek- 
ing the Gospel Ministry, on Theology, on Church Govern- 
ment and on the Sacraments, all of which were sustained as 
satisfactory parts of trial. Mr. Mann also presented through 
Mr. Hodgin, a Thesis in English, a Greek Exegesis, and an 
Exposition of several verses of Scriptures, all of which were 
recommended as highly satisfactory, and they were sustained 
as satisfactory parts of trial. 

Mr. Mann then delivered a sermon on I John 5 :13, which 
was sustained as satisfactory, and the examination as a whole 
was approved. 

The Presbytery then proceeded to the licensure of John 
Walter Mann, and did license him to preach the Gospel, ac- 
cording to the form prescribed in the Book of Church Order. 
The Rev. C. E. Hodgin acted as Moderator, and propounded 
the questions, which were answered in the affirmative, and 
Dr. Craig, the Stated Clerk, delivered to Mr. Mann his license 
to preach, and a copy of the Holy Scriptures, with remarks 
and led the Presbytery in prayer. 

The Rev. E. Frank Lee now presented to Presbytery his 
resignation of the pastoral charge of the Midway church and 
asked that the pastoral relation be dissolved and to be in effect 
from May 15, 1922. 

Also a communication from the Midway church was read, 
stating that a regular congregational meeting was held on 
May 14, and that the church concurred in the request of their 
paster to dissolve the pastoral relation, whereupon, on motion, 
the pastoral relation between Rev. E. Frank Lee and the Mid- 
way church v/as dissolved to take effect on May 15, 1922. 

A request from the Midway church for the services of 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood as Stated Supply, at a salary of $30.00 
per month, was granted. 



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A request from the Pleasant Garden church for the ser- 
vices of Rev. E. Frank Lee as Stated Supply at a salary of 
$175.00 per year, was granted. 

The minutes were read and approved, as read, and the 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. E. Hodgin to 
meet in regular sessions in the Jefferson church, on Tuesday, 
September 12, 1922, at 8:00 o'clock p. m. 

Attest:— B. I. CRAIG, 

Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 



Jefferson, N. C, Tuesday September 12, 1922. 

Orange Presbytery met in the Jefferson Presbyterian 
church on Tuesday, September 12, 1922, at 8 :00 p. m., ac- 
cording to adjournment, and was opened with a sermon by 
Rev. R. M. Williams, pastor of the retiring Moderator, Elder 
T, D. Dupuy, by request, on the text. Acts 11 :24. 

After the sermon the Presbytery was called to order by 
the Moderator, and constituted with prayer by Rev. C. F. 
Myers, D. D. 

The roll was called by the Stated Clerk, and the follow- 
ing members were present and enrolled : 



Ministers 

D. I. Craig, D. D. 
C. W. Eobinson 
C. E. Hodgin, 

S. M. Eankin 
J. S. Morrow 

E. M. Williams 
N. E. Claytor 

Geo. W. Lee 
C. P. Coble 
C. W. Ervin 

T. W. Simpson 
J. W. Clegg 
E. W. Thompson 



C. E. Myers, D. D. 
E. N. Caldwell, 2 
E. S. Arrowood 
W. P. McCorkle 



Elders 

A. A. Finley 
E. P. Wharton 



T. D. Dupuy 
W. G. Smith 
N. J. Taylor 

W. A. Hayes 
E. B. Eldridge 
Jesse Waddell 
J. S. Kuykendall 

E. A. McNeil 
Jesse Baker 
Geo. W. Boiling 
Geo. H. Swearingen 
A. M. Scales 

A. T. Whitsett 
J. M. Workman 



Churches 

North Wlkesboro 
Westminster 



Church of Covenant 
Eed House 
Gilead 

High Point 
Glade Valley 
Eocky Eidge 
Eeynolda 

Jefferson 
Obids 

Peak Creek 
Ebenezer 
Greensboro 1st 

Midway 
Piedmont 



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Ministers 



Elders 



Churches 



M. E. Hansel 



W. Lee Cooper 



Bethany 
Hawfields 

Ch. by Side of Eoad 



Wade C. Smith 



E. W. Scott 
A. T. Walker 



E. L. Berry, 3 
E. E. Henderlite, 2 
T. F. Haney 
W. T. Pearman 
M. S. Huske, 2 

W. E. Potter, D. D. E. H. Murray Burlington 1st 

J. S. Cook 
Geo. L. Cooper 
Arthur Lang 



Total attendance — 28 ministers, and 24 elders — 52. 

The Rev. T. W. Simpson was elected Moderator and Eev. 

R. S. Arrowood, Temporary Clerk. 

Minutes of the adjourned meeting held at Greensboro, 
June 13, were read and approved. 

Three young men presented themselves to be received 
under the care of Presbytery as candidates for the Gospel 
ministry. 

On motion. Presbytery proceeded to the examination of 
Mr. Thmoas J. Voss of the Waughtown church, Mr. James L. 
Phipps of Alamance, and Mr. Charles I. Crawford of the 
Glade Valley church. The endorsements of the pastors of 
these young men and their sessions were presented. Rev. T. 
F. Haney commended Mr. Voss, Rev. C. W. Ervin, Mr. Craw- 
ford, and Rev. C. E. Hodgin presented Rev. W. S. Milne's 
commendation of Mr. Phipps. 

They were then examined on Experimental Religion and 
their Motives for Seeking the Gospel Ministry. 



W. F. Carter 
T. L. Smith 
J. G. Pritchett 
H. L. Hanner 



Mt. Airy 
Stoneville 
Elmira 



Alamance 



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The examinations were satisfactory and these young men 
were received under the care of Orange Presbytery as candi- 
dates for the Gospel mnistry, and commended to the chair- 
man of Christian Education. 

The committee on Orders submitted a partial report sug- 
gesting the following hours of daily sessions : 9 :00 a. m. to 
12:00 m.; 2:00 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. ; 8:00 p. m. to adjourn at 
will. 

On motion, R. H. Stone, a licentiate of this Presbytery in 
active charge of the work in the Jefferson church, was ex- 
tended the privileges of the floor and he spoke to Presbytery 
extending a hearty welcome. 

The following resolution was adopted by a rising vote : 

Resolved, That Orange Presbytery extend to the Eev. Charles 
P. Coble, our faithful Permanent Clerk, its sincere and heartfelt 
sympathy with him in the death of his mother, which occurred the 
9th inst. May the Lord comfort him in his grief, and sustain him in 
his sorrow, and lift the light of His countenance upon him, is our 
prayer. 

Presbytery adjourned till tomorrow morning at 9 :00 a. 
m., with prayer by Rev. C. W. Robinson. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Wednesday, September 13, 1922. 

Presbytery resumed business at 9 :00 a. m., and was called 
to order by the Moderator. Rev. C. W. Ervin led the Pres- 
bytery in prayer. 

The minutes of last night's session was read and approv- 
ed. 

The Moderator announced the following standing com- 
mittees: 



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Calls and SuppHes— M. E. Hansel, Wade C. Smith, C. W. Eobin- 
son, Dr. Wm. A. Hayes, A. T. Walker. 

Installations— W. E. Potter, D. D., C. F. Myers, D. D., T. D. Du- 

puy. 

Nomina,tions— C. P. Coble, E. N. Caldwell, S. M. Kankin, A. A. 
Fin ley, E. P. Wliarton. 

Minutes of Assembly — W. T. Pearman, Geo. W. Lee, A. T. Whit- 
sett, N. J. Taylor. 

Leave of Absence — W. Lee Cooper, E. A. McNeill, E. W. Scott. 

Standing Auditing— A. M. Scales, J. S. Kuykendall, W. F. Carter. 

Resolution of Thanks — J. S. Cook, E. B. Eldridge, Geo. L. Cooper. 

Elders Geo. H. Swearingen of Ebenezer church and Jesse 
Baker of Obids church, were enrolled. 

Communications were read giving excuse for their ab- 
sence from this meeting of Presbytery, and referred to the 
committee on Leave of Absence. 

A communication from Dr. Leslie, Stated Clerk of the 
Assembly, was read and referred to the committee on As- 
sembly's Minutes. 

A letter from Dr. S. L. Morris, was referred to the com- 
mittee on Assembly's Home Missions. 

A communication from Dr. John Fox, upon the subject 
of setting the Shorter Catechism to Music, was read and re- 
ferred to a special committee consisting of Elder T. D. Du- 
puy and Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

A communication from H. P. Converse upon the subject 
of religious newspapers in the home, was read for information. 

A communication from the Carnegie Foundation in re- 
gard to a donation to Flora McDonald College was read and 
referred to Presbytery's Trustees of the College, and Elder 
A. M. Scales spoke to the Presbytery on this subject, making 
a verbal report, which was approved. 



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A report from Rev. J. S. Foster, D. D., of his attendance 
as a Commissioner of this Presbytery to the last meeting of 
the General Assembly, was read and the report approved and 
his diligence commended. 

The commission to ordain Rev. Arthur Lang and install 
him pastor of Asheboro church, submitted the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

Your commission met in the Sunday School room of the church 
at Asheboro, at 7:30 p. m., on Sunday, June 18, 1922. Present Eevs. 
E. Frank Lee, G. L. Whiteley, and S. IVl. Rankin, and Euling Elder 
A. W. McAlister. Mr. Lang, by order of the Presbytery, preached 
his trial sermon for ordination, which was favorably acted on by the 
commission. We then went into the church auditorium, where a good 
congregation had been seated, and Mr. Lang was regularly ordained 
to the Gospel mnistry and installed pastor of the Asheboro church. 
Rev. E. Frank Lee preached the sermon. Rev. G. L. Whiteley charged 
the people, and Rev. S. M. Rankin presided, propounded the questions 
and charged the pastor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 

Rev. Arthur Lang requested that the Presbytery dis- 
solve the pastoral relation between himself and the Asheboro 
church, giving as his reason the condition of his wife's health 
and the circumstances growing out of that fact. The church 
was heard from through a letter, which was read. On mo- 
tion the pastoral relation was dissolved to take effect October 
1st, and Rev. Arthur Lang was granted a letter of dismission 
to the Presbytery of Montgomery. 

The Presbytery, by rising vote, expressed its sympathy 
with Mr. Lang on account of his wife 's illness, and its prayers 
for her speedy recovery. 

A communication from J. P. McCallie, of the General 
Assembly's Committee on Men's Work, in this Presbytery, 
was referred to the Presbytery's Committee on Men's Work, 
with a request that they report at the next called or adjourned 
meeting of Presbytery, 



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Mr. J. B. Johnston, General Manager of Barium Springs 
Orphanage, was presented to the Presbytery by Rev. R. M. 
Williams. Mr. Johnston then addressed the Presbytery on 
the work and plans of the Orphans' Home at Barium Springs. 
Rev. R. M. Williams also spoke to the Presbytery and made 
verbal report on the orphan work, which was received as in- 
formation. 

Presbytery took recess till 11 :00 a. m. 

At 11:00 o'clock. Presbytery heard a sermon by Rev. 
Geo. W. Lee, from the text, John 1 :29. 

The followng members were excused for tardiness and 
enrolled: Rev. R. E. Henderlite, Rev. C. W. Ervin, Rev. 
M. S. Huske, an dElders Jesse Waddell of Rocky Ridge, 
and Geo. W. Boiling of Peak Creek church. 

Rev. W. P. McCorkle presented a request for the disso- 
lution of the pastoral relation between him and the Elmira 
church, Burlington. The church was heard from through its 
Elder, J. C. Pritchett, who stated that the congregation con- 
curred in the request. The request was granted and the pas- 
toral relation was dissolved. 

The representative of the Elmira church and Rev. S. M. 
Rankin, chairman of Presbytery's Home Missions, asked Pres- 
bytery to approve the action of the session, and of the Home 
Mission Committee in engaging Mr. Hubert Iseley, a young 
student for the ministry of the Methodist Protestant church. 
Their action was approved and commended. 

Rev. E. Wayne Thompson requested permission to labor 
outside our bounds until the next stated meeting of Presby- 
tery. The request was granted. 

Rev. Earl Guthrie of Abington Presbytery was introduc- 
ed to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a corrsponding mem- 
ber. 

Rev. Wade C. Smith presented the invitation of the 



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Church by the Side of the Road for the Presbytery to hold its 
next Spring meeting with that church. The invitation was 
accepted by a unanimous rising vote, and the time was fixed 
for the meeting, April 10, 1923, at 8 :00 p. m. 

Presbytery took recess till 2 :00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY — ^Afternoon Session 

Jefferson, N. C, Sept. 13, 1922. 
Presbytery reassembled at 2 :00 p. m. 

The commission to install Rev. W. P. Robertson pastor 
of Cross Roads church, submitted its report, which was adopt- 
ed, as follows : 

Your commission to install Rev. W. P. Robertson pastor of Cross 
Roads church, respectfully report this duty performed on June 11, 
1922, as follows: Rev. M. E. Hansel presided and propounded the 
constitutional questions. Rev. W. R. Potter preached a sermon, Rev. 
A. W. Shaw charged the pastor, and Elder R. W. Scott, by the re- 
quest of the chairman and in the absence of Elder Ferrell, a member 
of the commission, appointed to this service, delivered a charge to 
the congregation. 

M. E. HANSEL, Chairman. 

The commission to install Rev. C. D. Whiteley pastor at 
Eno, Efland, Fairfield and North Eno, reported as follows : 

Your commission to install Rev. C. D. Whiteley pastor at Efland, 
Eno, Fairfield and North Eno, heard from Mr. Whiteley just prior 
to the time appointed, that he was not ready for the installation, and 
requested that it be deferred to a later date. Therefore the com- 
mission has not functioned. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. S. ARROWOOD, Chairman. 

The report was adopted and the commission continued. 
The commission to install Rev. J. S. Cook at Spray, re- 
ported and the report was adopted, as follows : 



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Your commission consisting of Eevs. Geo. W. Lee, Geo. L. Cooper, 
S. M. Eankin, met at the church Sunday morning, April 30, 1922, and 
.duly installed Kev. J. S. Cook as pastor. Eev. Geo. L. Cooper preach- 
ed the sermon. Eev. Geo. W. Lee charged the pastor and Eev. S. 
M. Eankin, presided, propounded the questions, and charged the 
people. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

The commission to install Rev. W. R. Potter pastor of the 
Burlington 1st church, reported that the duty had been per- 
formed. There was no written report and the date was not 
given. 

A verbal report from members of the commission to in- 
stall Rev. W. P. Robertson at Stoney Creek, to the effect that 
this duty was performed. (No written report or date of in- 
stallation has come into the Clerk's hands.) 

The commission to organize a church at Collinstown sub- 
mitted a report as follows, which was adopted : 

Your commission, composed of Eevs. Geo. W. Lee, E. W. George, 
E. L. Berry and S. M. Eankin, and Euling Elder J. Eeid Forrest, met 
in the new church building at Collinstown, Stokes county, at 11 -00 
o'clock, Sunday, July 2, 1922. A sermon was preached by Eev. S. 
M. Eankin, after an intermission and dinner on the church grounds, 
the church, with twelve charter members, was duly organized in all 
respects, according to the requirements of our Book of Church Order. 
Mr, Charles Morrison was elected, ordained and installed as Euling 
Elder, and Mr. Miller Hundley was elected, ordained and installed 
a deacon. Collinstown Presbyterian church was chosen as the name. 

The church called Eev. E. L. Berry as Stated Supply. 

Acting upon the authority given by the Presbytery, Mr. Miller 
Hundley, a charter member of the new organization and a newly 
installed deacon, was duly received under the care of the Presbytery 
as a candidate for the Gospel ministry. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

The special committee to whom was referred the com- 
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did not deem the matter of setting the catechism to music 
worthy of further consideration. The report was adopted. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin, Chairman of the trustees of the Glade 
Valley School, made a report for the school, which was adopt- 
ed, as follows: * 

GLADE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 
Financial Statement 

1. Equipment. The school has 125 acres of land, two large build- 
ings, one cottage, and the plant is equipped with steam heat, water 
and sewerage system, and electric lights. The total cost of plant with 
all furnishings, is about $34,000. 

2. Operation. Income for 1921-1922. 



From Students $3065.00 

From Auxiliaries 2152.00 

From Assembly's H. M. Committee 900.00 

From Gifts for Scholarships 708.00 

From Church Collections 595.00 

From Miscellaneous Sources 964.00 



Total $8382.00 

3. Expenses 

Salaries $3810.00 

Boarding Department 2020.00 

Miscellaneous i ,2522. 00 



Total $8352.00 



Funds in Hand 

Liberty Bonds 

Loaned on Mortgage 

On Time Deposit 

Cash in Bank 

4. Needs. 

1. An endowment of at least ten thousand dollars for keeping 
up repairs on buildings. 

2. An endowment sufficient to meet the deficit in operating ex- 
pense, or more liberal annual collection from the churches of the Pres- 
bytery. 



$2400.00 
500.00 
1500.00 
740.00 



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In submitting this report we wish to place on record our high 
appreciation of the liberality of friends who have made this splendd 
work possible, and especially of the service of Mrs. McBride Holt, 
the Glade Valley representative of the Presbyterial, and the liberal 
response of the Auxiliaries. 

Kespectfully submitted, 

S. M. EANKIN. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin and Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., reported 
for the trustees of Davidson College. These reports were re- 
ceived as information. 

A report from Flora McDonald College was read and re- 
ferred to the Presbytery's trustees of that institution. 

On motion the standing rule calling for the nomination 
of Commissioners to the General Assembly, on the second 
day of Presbytery was suspended for this year, and this busi- 
ness was placed on docket for the Spring meeting of Presby- 
tery. 

It was made the first order of the day, after hearing the 
Foreign Mission report this evening, to hear the secretary of 
the Association of Elders and Deacons of Ashe county. 

Presbytery took recess till 8 :00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY— Evening Session 

Jefferson, N. C, Sept. 13, 1922. 

Presbytery reconvened at 8 :00 p. m., and heard a sermon 
by Rev. W. P. McCorkle, from the text, II Tim. 2 :19. 

The report of the committee on Foreign Missions was read 
and adopted. And on motion, the Moderator led the Presby- 
tery in a special prayer of thanksgiving for God's blessing 
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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

FINANCIAL 

The year closing March 31, broke all records in our Church's 
contribution to Foreign Missions, the receipts from living donors be- 
ing $1,210,742, an increase of $57,112 over the amount received from 
the same source the previous year. It also broke all records in the 
burden of anxiety carried by the Foreign Mission Committee. On 
account of the acute financial depression it seemed last December that 
an overwhelming deficit was impending. But in answer to earnest 
prayer a spirit of giving was poured out upon our people and the 
end of the year showed receipts lacking only $9,078 of paying for the 
entire cost of the year's work. The excess of current liabilities over 
current assets on last April 1, was $251,704, of which amount the 
Committee is paying interest on only $50,099. The Committee has a 
''Eeserve Fund" of $45,340 which would reduce the above deficit by 
this amount whenever the Committee deems it wise to use this Re- 
serve Fund. Our Endowments and Annuity Fund now amount to 
$693,896, an increase during the year of $86,611. Our property in 
foreign lands, in the shape of land, buildings, and equipment, totals in 
value of $1,296,508. 

The appropriations for the current year have been scaled to the 
bone and other measures taken to prevent increase of indebtedness. 
If the quota of $1,498,500 assigned by the Assembly for Foreign Mis- 
sions be fully paid it would liquidate every cent of indebtedness and 
provide additional funds for needed expansion. 

Attention is called to the fact that the Foreign Mission receipts 
for the first four months of this Church year are $46,000 less than 
for the same period last year. 

FROM THE FIELDS 

The blessing of God is richly manifest in all our Foreign Mission 
fields. During the year forty new missionaries and five associate 
workers were added to our roll. The number of additions on the 
field was 4,731. The total number of our foreign communicants is 
now 44,834. Our foreign Sunday schools increased from 1,142 to 1,327 
and their membership from 68,584 to 76,707. The income from na- 
tive sources on the field was $274,578, which means that for every 
dollar contributed by the home Church about 25c. was received from 
native sources. 

In our African Church the rate of giving is rising rapidly, the 
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The number of those who tithe their increase of goats, chickens, 
ducks, corn, millet, cassava, etc., is increasing so swiftly that the 
proportion of tithers in the African Church promises in a few years 
to surpass that in the home Church. 

The revival in Korea continues with unabated power. Perhaps 
the best proof of the permanent fruitfulness of the revival is its re- 
sulting passion for Christian education. In the last two years the 
students in our day schools have increased from 3,000 to 12,000, and 
in our Sunday Schools from 12,000 to 30,000. These figures are with- 
out precedent. 

In China the grace of giving is swiftly increasing and our Sun- 
day schools are reported as growing "by leaps and bounds." In 
Japan the combination of high mental culture with a heathenism 
powerless to meet spiritual needs creates a unique and pathetic situ- 
ation which only the gospel can meet. Eecently to one of our mis- 
sionaries some Japanese young men said, ^ * We have all been educated, 
and we have no lack in that direction,but we young men are looking 
for something else. Our heads are full but our souls are empty and 
barren." ''You need Jesus," said Mr. Hassell. ''Yes," was the 
reply, "We believe we need Him." 

In our new Mexican field ten new missionaries were added to 
our force last year, a native Presbytery was organized, and to meet 
the urgent need a band of lay workers have been given short courses 
in the Theological Seminary and then sent out to teach and preach. 

Our three Brazil Missions report gratifying progress, and our 
great school in Cardenas, Cuba, the largest Protestant school in the 
island, reports a year of phenomenal growth and a student body of 
609, the enrollment being limited only by the dormitory capacity. 

In all our fields the need of equipment is simply" desperate. We 
have utterly outgrown our building accommodations and could fruit- 
fully expend $3,000,000 to meet the expanding needs of our swiftly 
growing work. For example, Korea two years ago was complaining 
bitterly of inadequate school accommodations. Since then her stu- 
dent body has grown from 3,000 to 12,000. Imagine her present con- 
dition. 

RECOMMEND ATIOltS 

1. That our Missions' need of equipment be made a special sub- 
ject of prayer. 

2. That the Presbytery seek to have all its churches visited by 
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bytery's Foreign Mission Committee and well advertised in advance. 
Such an itinerary is the most economical, systematic, and fruitful 
form of missionary visitation. It is the only effective way of reach- 
ing all the country and village churches, which constitute today our 
most hopeful field of missionary development. At these weaker 
churches, whence come the majority of recruits for the ministry and 
for the foreign service, the visit of a missionary is so rare as to be 
something of an event, while the larger centers as a rule have received 
a greater proportion of missionary attention than they deserve and 
in many cases desire. 

3. That all our churches be urged to form study classes for this 
current year, using the mission text book on our Mexican work soon 
to be issued, entitled ' ^ Sunrise in Aztec Land. ' ' 

4. That October 29, be observed in all the Sunday schools of 
the Presbytery as special Foreign Mission day, as ordered by the 
Assembly, and that Sunday school superintendents provide themselves 
with the book prepared by the Foreign Mission Educational Depart- 
ment, entitled ''Our Prayer Each Week." 

5. That churches, societies^ and individuals assume definite 
obligations for the support of definite parts of the work abroad, such 
supporters being guaranteed the receipt of quarterly letters from 
the Missions where their definite objects of support are located. 

D. H. SCANLON, Chairman. 

The Presbytery heard a report from the Secretary of the 

The Presbytery heard a report from Mr. A. E. Vail, Sec- 
retary of the Association of Elders and Deacons of Ashe 
county, which was very interesting and the work highly com- 
mended. 

Presbytery adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 :00 
a. m. with the Apostolic benediction by Rev. E. N. Caldwell. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

Thursday, September 14, 1922. 

Presbytery reconvened at 9 :00 a. m., and was led in pray- 
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The minutes of yesterday's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Presbytery endorsed the Association of Elders and 
Deacons of Ashe county, and commended them for their work. 

A communication from Dr. D. H. Scanlon asking for an 
adjourned meeting at an early date and requesting permis- 
sion for the 1st church of Du.rham to prosecute a call for Rev. 
T. W. Simpson as assistant pastor of said church, was read to 
the Presbytery. 

On motion the request was granted and it was resolved 
that when we adjourn we do so to meet in the Smith Memorial 
Building, Greensboro, N. C, Tuesday, September 26th, at 2 :- 
00 p. m. 

A call from the Madison church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. S. R. Hope at a salary of $1200.00 per year, was read 
and referred to the committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The report of the Committee on Assembly's Minutes was 
adopted as follows : 

The Committee on Minutes of the Assembly respectfully submit 
their report. First, having examined the minutes of the Assembly 
we find nothing of special interest to bring before the Presbytery at 
this time. 

Second, the communication from Rev. J. D. Leslie, Stated Clerk 
of the Assembly, which has been read to the Presbytery, we recom- 
mend as follows: That the Presbytery accept the suggestions 
as expressed in this communication, as informatian, with thanks. 

W. T. PEARMAN, Chairman. 

The report of Rev. A. W. Crawford was read to the 
Presbytery and received as information. 

On motion the churches of Orange Presbytery were re- 
quested, first, to send in all funds on hand for Synod's Home 
Missions. Second, to send in half of their yearly apportion- 
ment before the meeting of Synod. Third, that 10 per cent 



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of the contributions for Benevolences be given to Synodical 
Home Missions. 

The Treasurer's report was adopted as follows: 

Treasurer's Eeport April 1st, to September 1st, 1922. 



Amount on hand April 1st, $ 259.99 

Eeceipts to September 1st 11,885.87 

Disbursements to September 1st 12,142.36 

Balance on hand 3.50 



Eespectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Treasurer. 

The Treasurer read a paper giving the table of Assess- 
ments for Presbyterial Tax, which was adopted and ordered 
printed. 

The Auditing Committee reported that it had nothing 
to audit at this meeting. The report was adopted. 

The report of the Committee on Systematic Beneficence 
was read and adopted, with the recommendations. 

(This report is not found among the papers given the 
Clerk). 

The report of Presbytery's Committee on Home Mis- 
sions was read and adopted as follows: 

Our work is making fine progress, we have had twenty men em- 
ployed practically all of the time since the last meeting of Presby- 
tery. They are doing a splendid work. Evangelistic meetings have 
been held in most of our churches. 

All of our fields, except the Leaksville group, have been sup- 
plied, and we now have a man in view for this Group. 

Five young men have been employed during this summer. Li- 
centiate E. H. Stone has assisted Eev. E. W. Thompson in Ashe 
county. -Mr. C. G. Smith has a supplied the Danbury Group. Mr. 
H. C. Hamilton has assisted Eev. Z. V. Eoberson at The Eock and 
Mount Airy. Mr. O. M. Brown has labored with Eev. T. F. Haney 
at Waughtown and Mr. H. J. Flemming has assisted in Sunday 
School Work at Pine Eidge and Hills. These have all done good 
work. Our trouble is not in finding men but in securing money with 
which to pay them. Our hands have always been tied by lack of 



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funds. Our work has been wonderfully blessed and we could have 
secured much larger results if we had had the necessary money. To 
date we have received from the Treasurer of the Presbytery $2249.07 
and we have paid out on salaries $3427.74. 

Recommendations: 

First, that the Nathan's Creek School Property be sold and the 
money given to the Jefferson church for improvement. Second, that 
$500.00 be given to help pay for the manse at Elkin. Third, that 
$25.00 per month be given for an assistant at Waughtown. Fourth, 
that the Sparta manse be sold and the money be used to build a manse 
at Glade Valley and repair the church building at Sparta. Fifth, 
the officers of all the Presbyterian churches of Ashe county have 
been organized into an Association for special and aggressive work. 
We commend them, and recommend that other counties form a like 
organization. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

Presbytery heard a sermon by Rev. M. E. Hansel, Texts, 
Matt. 17 :2, Romans 12 :2, II Cor. 3 :18. 

Presbytery then took recess until 2 :00 p. m. 



THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session 

Jefferson, N. C, Sept. 14, 1922. 
Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 p. m. 

The report of the Committee on Schools and Colleges was 
adopted, as follows: 

Your Committee on Synodical Schools and Colleges submits the 
following report for your consideration and approval: 

The great task of making adequate provision for the financial 
needs of our educational institutions is one that should challenge 
our churches to concerted and immediate action. This Presbytery 
does, therefore, again commend all these institutions to the churches 
for their most liberal support. 



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First, We recommend that each church through its session do all 
that is within its power to make the campaigns of Davidson and 
Flora MacDonald Colleges the successful means for securing the 
funds necessary for their immediate and pressing demands. 

Second, We recommend that all undesignated contributions for 
educational institutions be prorated as follows: 



Glade Valley 30% 

Davidson College 20 

Flora MacDonald College 20 

Union Theological Seminary 15 

Peace Institute 15 



T. W. SIMPSON, Chairman. 

The report of the Gommittee on Bible Cause was adopted, 
as follows : 

First, Issues for the year — Bibles, 375,227, Testaments, 749,396; 
Portions, 3,729,331. Total, 4,853,354 volumes. 

Second, Gifts — The largest gifts from the churches, from indi- 
viduals and on the annuity basis in the Society 's history have been 
received the past year. 

Third, Distribution — In the United States the supply is inade- 
quate to meet the needs. The agencies have been busy, such as the 
Auxiliary Society, Home Mission Boards, Sunday Schools, City Mis- 
sions, Churches, etc., yet in spite of every effort undoubtedly large 
numbers of our population have never even heard of the Bible. 913,- 
509 Volumes of the Scripture were circulated last year in the United 
States, an increase over the previous year of 252,374 volumes. In 
Latin America a slight advance was made in circulation. In the near 
and far East the circulation was 2,362,730 volumes. 

Fourth— Total receipts from the year were $1,093,825.79. Total 
expenditures $1,172,756.17. Excess of expenditures over receipts $78,- 
130.38. Orange Presbytery contributed to the Bible Cause last year 
$680.00, beng $60.00 more than the previous year. 

Eespectfully submitted, 
W. O. SAMPLE, 
H. L. CROWELL, 
GEO. H. BELL. 

The following report on Calls and Supplies was adopted : 
(Report not sent in.) 



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The committee on Assembly's Home Missions made a 
verbal report, which was received as information. 

Rev. E. N. Caldwell made a report of his attendance as 
a Commissioner upon the last meeting of the General Assem- 
bly. He also reported for Rev. George W. Lee. Rev. S. M. 
Rankin reported for J. L. Conrad. These reports were re- 
ceived and the diligence of these Commissioners commended. 

On motion the Committee on Trolinwood ' church was 
continued. 

The report on Elim church was adopted as follows: 

After talking the situati:^n over with the church and Kev. J. 
S. Morrow of North Wiilkesboro, I would recommend, if the way be 
clear, that Eev. J. S. Morrow visit this church and hold a series of 
services and that his expenses te paid by the Home Mission Commit- 
tee. 

N. R. CLAYTOR, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Christian Education was 
read and adopted, as follows : 

The annual report of this cause will be presented at the Spring 
meeting of Presbytery. We submit at this meeting only a brief 
report on our candidates for the ministry. We now have on our 
roll three licentiates and eighteen candidates for the ministry. This 
is the largest number we have had for several years. Licentiate J. 
W. Mann completed his course in Union Seminary last spring; is labor- 
ing as a stated supply at Galax, Va., in Abingdon Presbytery. Licen- 
tiates R. H. Stone and J. W. Witherspoon will return to Union Sem- 
inary to complete their course. Four of our candidates will also per- 
sue their studies in Union Seminary this year, viz.: Huph C. Hamil- 
ton, Marshall B. Wyatt, J. S. Stone and F. Marion Dick. Eight of 
our candidates will be at Davidson College, viz.: Robert Cochran, 
A. V. Gibson, Frank S. Johnstone, A. C. Claytor, Eugene D. Wither- 
spoon, Miller Hundley, James R. Phipps and Chas. L. Crawford. Thom- 
as J. Voss will be in the High school at W^inston-Salem, Carl E. Rank- 
in will spend another year at Columbia University. W. L. Cooper, 
Jr., Robert C. White and J. H. Gentry will be engaged in teaching. 
Carl A. Montgomery will work this year, but expects to enter David- 
son next fall. 



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The following candidates have applied for loans from the funds 
of Ministerial Education, viz.: Eobert Cochran, A. Y. Gibson, J, S, 
Jones, F. S. Johnstone, A. B. Claytor, F. Marion Dick, Miller Hund- 
ley, Thomas J. Voss, James R. Phipps and Chas. L. Crawford. F. 
Marion Dick has also applied for a loan from the Mary I. Smith Loan 
Fund. 

We recommend that all these applications be approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. E. HODGIN. 

Mr. Miller Hundley, one of our candidates, was intro- 
duced to the Presbytery. 

The report on Sabbath Schools and Publication was 
adopted, as follows : 

We call attention to Rally Day on October 1st. Sunday School 
Extension is reaching out into new territory and bringing larger re- 
sults in evangelism and development of our church in all departments. 
Fifty-two workers are now wholly or partially supported by this 
fund for Sunday School Extension. We urge that a liberal offering 
be made for this cause on Rally Day. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. S. ARROWOOD. 

R. L. Berry was excused for tardiness and enrolled. 

The report of the Committee to hold Sunday School In- 
stitutes w^as read and adopted : 

Your Committee to hold Institutes has been planning for several 
Institutes to be held in November in co-operation with Mr. C. T. Carr, 
Synodical Sunday School Worker. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. S. ARROWOOD, Chairman. 

Verbal report of the committee on Woman's Work was 
received as information. 

The Committee on Nominations submitted a report, which 
was adopted, as follows: 

Ycur Committee on Nominations recommends that the Executive 
Committee, on Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion, Orphans ' 
Home, Woman 's Work and Young People 's Societies, Schools and 



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Colleges remain as printed in the minutes, and that Mr. A. W. Mc- 
Alister, whose term as Trustee of Davidson College expires at this 
meeting, be elected to succeed himself. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. P. COBLE, Chairman. 

The Committee on Installations reported that there were 
no installations at this time. The report was adopted. 

The following resolution was offered by Elder J. S. Kny- 
kendall and adopted : 

Resolved, That so far as possible the Clerk of all the Sessions of 
the churches in Orange Pre3byt3ry provide a book of Church Order 
as revised and published in 1921, for each member of the session and 
the deacons, and that all the officers of the church be urged to study 
to familarize themselves with the rules and regulations governing 
the Presbyterian Church as laid down for the guidance of the officers 
of our Church in the Book of Church Order. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was adopted : 

Your Committee reports as follows: The following men have 
rendered satisfactory excuses for their absence from the Fall session 
of Orange Presbytery, 1922, and are hereby excused from the entire 
session: 

W. O. Sample, W. S. Wilhelm, J. H. Smith, E. Frank Lee, E. B. 
Thompson, J. S. Foster, R. S. Carson, D. H. Scanlon. 

The following were excused after the morning session of the sec- 
ond day: A. M. Scales, C. F. Myeis, G. L. Cooper, A. Lang. After 
the night session of the second day: W!. G. Smith, N. J. Taylor, N. 
R. Claytor, E. B. Eldridge, W. A. Hayes, C. P. Coble, T. D. Dupuy, 
R. Murphy Williams, Jesse Baker. After the morning session of 
the third day: A. T. Walker, C. W. Robinson, H. L. Hanner, T. F. 
Haney, Geo. W. Lee, W. F. Carter, R. W. Scott, W. Lee Cooper, C. W. 
Ervin, W. T. Pearman, J. S.Cook, Wade C. Smith. 

W. LEE COOPER, 
E. A. McNEAL, 
R. W. SCOTT. 

The report of the Committee on Resolution of Thanks 
was read and adopted by a rising vote. 



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We, the members of Orange Presbytery in session at the Jeffer- 
son Presbyterian church, wish to express our sincere thanks to all 
the churches of Jefferson, viz.: Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian and 
Epispocal, and to the people of Jefferson and to the Jefferson school, 
and to all who have had a part in making our visit here so pleasant 
and enjoyable. We wish especially to thank Bros. R. H. Stone, and 
E. W. Thompson for their untiring efforts in serving the Presbytery. 
We wish also to thank the ladies for their many courtesies and hos- 
pitality at the homes and for the delightful dinners at the church. 
We desire also to thank Miss Green and Miss Neal for their help 
with the musical programs, and that the ladies of the North Wilkes- 
boro church also be most cordially thanked for their kind hospitality. 
Presbytery expresses its delight and thanks for the _ privilege of be- 
ing with the Glade Valley School. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. S. COOK, 
E. B. ELDRIDGE, 
G. L. COOPER. 

A resolution offered by Rev. W. P. McCorkle concerning 
an appropriation to the Elmira church was read and referred 
to the Committee on Presbytery's Home Missions. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet in the First Church, 
Greensboro, September 26th, 1922, at 2 :00 p. m., with prayer 
and the benediction by Dr. D. I. Craig. 

T. W. SIMPSON, Moderator. 

n. S. ARROWOOD, Temporary Clerk. 

C. P. COBLE, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: D. I. CRAIG, 

Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, September 26, 1922. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in adjourned session in 
the Smith Memorial Building, Greensboro, N. C, September 
26, 1922, at 2 :00 p. m. 

The meeting was called to order by Eev. E. Frank Lee, 
at the request of Rev. T. W. Simpson, the last Moderator pres- 
ent, and opened with prayer by Rev. J. S. Foster, D. D. 

The following were present : Ministers — J. S. Foster, D. 
H. Scanlon, W. R. Potter, T. F. Haney, S. M. Rankin, R. M. 
Williams, E. Frank Lee, T. W. Simpson, C. F. Myers, J. W. 
Clegg, C. E. Hodgin, and Elders E. P. Wharton, Westmin- 
ster, A. T. Whitsett, Midway, J. S. Kuykendall, Reynolda, 
and A. M. Scales of Greensboro First church. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin recommended that the Jamestown lot 
belonging to the Presbytery be sold, and the money invested. 
On motion this recommendation was placed on docket until 
the next meeting of Presbytery. 

Mr .0. J. Allison, a member of the First Presbyterian 
church of Winston-Salem, appeared before Presbytery, de- 
siring to be received as a candidate for the ministry. Mr. 
Allison was introduced to the Presbytery by Dr. Foster, who 
stated that he had the hearty endorsement of the session of the 
First church of Winston-Salem. On motion Mr. Allison was 
examined with a view to his reception as a candidate for the 
ministry. The examination was sustained as satisfactory and 
Mr. Allison was received as a candidate, and recommended 
to the Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief. 

Dr. D. H. Scanlon stated that the officers of the First 
Presbyterian church of Durham had made out a call for the 



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services of Rev. T. Simpson as assistant pastor . : re- 
quested that tliey might be permitted to prosecntr '-^ eali. 

Eev. T. W. Simpson then tendered his resignation as pas- 
tor of the Reynolda church and asked for the dissolution of 
the pastoral relation that he might accept the call to Durham. 
The Reynolda church was heard from through Elder J. S. 
Kuykendall. The following paper adopted by the church was 
read: 

A congregational meeting being ordered by the session of Bey- 
noLia Presbyterian church, to be held Sunday. September 24th. for 
the purj:»ose of considering the request of Eev. T. Simpson, pastor 
of Beynolda Presbyterian church, in a request that the congregation 
concur with him in dissolving his pastorate with said ehureh. to 
Orange Presbytery, to convene in Greensboro, Tues»iay. September 
26th. 

J. S. Kuykendall. being made Moderator, and F. Z. Evans. Sev- 
retary. for the consideration of the above request. 

The congregation desires to exp^ress deep regret at being called 
on to concur in this request, but inasmuch as Mr. Simpson seems to 
feel that he was called to a work that had great possibilities, and 
that it was his dutv to respond to this call, the congregation voted 
unanimously to concur in this request. 

The congregation desires to exptress officially, their deep appre- 
ciation to Mr. Simpson, and his wife, for the splendid, untiring and 
effective work he has done at Beynolda. where he and his wife have 
endeared themselves to the entire community, without a single ex- 
ception, and we feel that it will be difficult, if not impossible, to re- 
place him in another pastor. There has been the personal touch go- 
ing out from his and his wife 's life, to the individuals and the homes, 
and the community has responded to this general uplift in a manner 
which will be enduring. 

We bespeak for him and his dear family, the splendid relation- 
ship in his new lield of work, that has ever existed at Beynolda, and 
pray God's richest blessings upon him, and his family, in their new 
fieli 

J. S. KUYKEXPALL. Moderator. 
On motion the pastoral relation was dissolved that ]Mr. 



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Simpson might accept the call to be assistant pastor of the 
First church of Durham. 

Rev. S. R. Hope of Charleston Presbytery, presented a 
certificate dismissing him to Orange Presbytery. After ex- 
amination according to the Book of Church Order, Mr. Hope 
was received and enrolled as a member of Orange Presbytery. 

The Madison church presented a call for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. S. R. Hope at a salary of $1200 per annum and 
the use of the manse, and four weeks vacation. The call was 
found in order and placed in his hands and accepted by him. 
The Presbytery appointed Dr. D. I. Craig, Rev. S. M. Rankin 
and Elder E. L. Anderson, a committee to install Mr. Hope 
as pastor of the Madison church on the third Sunday in No- 
vember at 11 :00 a. m.. Dr. Craig to preach, Rev. S. M. Rank- 
in to preside and charge the pastor, and Elder E. L. Ander- 
son to charge the congregation. 

The minutes were read and approved. Presbytery ad- 
journed to meet at the call of the Moderator during the meet- 
ing of Synod at Lincolnton. The meeting was closed with 
prayer. 

E. FRANK LEE, Moderator. 
C. E. HODGIN. Clerk Pro. Tern. 



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DIRECTORY 

Following is a complete Directory for the present time having 
been amended by filling all vacancies, September, 1922. 

Moderator — Kev. T. W. Simpson, Durham, N. C. 

Stated Clerk— Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Eeidsville, N. C. 

Permanent Clerk — Eev. C. P. Coble, High Point, N. C. 

Treasurer — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Greensboro, N. C. 

TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery — Mr. J. M. Eodgers, Winston, N. C; J. Har- 
vey White, Graham, N. C. ; Mr. E. E. King, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. 
A. M. Scales, Greensboro, N, C. ; Mr. H. W. Wharton, Greensboro, 
N. C. 

2. Of Davidson College— Eev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall of 1923); 
Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., (Fall of 1925); Mr. A. W. McAlister, (Fall 
of 1926); Eev. L. T. Wilds, Jr., (Fall of 1923). 

3. Of the Flora MacDonald College — 

1. First Group, term of one year — ^Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. W. 
E. Potter, D. D., Mr. J. H. White, Eev. D. H. Scanlon, D. D., (1923). 

2. Second Group, term of two years— Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. 
J. E. Finley, Mr. E. G. Vaughn and Mr. I. Sprunt Hill, (Fall of 1924). 

3. Third Group, term of three years — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. 
E. M. Williams, Mr. A. M. Scales, and Mr. S. Stiudwick, (Fall of 
1925). 

4. Of the Glade Valley High School— 

1. First Group, term of one year — Eev. Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. 
A. M. Scales, and Mr. E. E. King, (Fall of 1923). 

2. Second Group, term of two years — Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. T. 
W. Simpson, and Mr. T. B. Finley, (Fall of 1924). 

3. Third Group, term of three years — Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. 
J. L. Patterson and Mr. W. F. Carter, (Fall of 1925). 

5. Of Peace Institute — Eev. H. S. Bradshaw, and Hon. A. M, 
Scales, (Fall of 1927). 



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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Local Home Missions — Eev. S. M. Eaiikin, Chairman, Greens- 
boro, N. C, Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. C. E. Ilodgin, H. S. Bradshaw, J. 
S. Foster, Wade C. Smith, E. P. Wharton, A. M. Scales, G. W. Denny, 
J. S. Kuykendall and C. M. Norfleet. 

2. Foreign Missions — Eev. D. H. Scanlon, Chairman; and E. J. 
Davis, Eev. C. W. Eobinson and E. W. Scott. 

3. Assembly's Home Missions, and Evangelism — Eev. M. E. 
Hansel, C. F. Myers, E. S. Arrowood, E. G. Vaughn. 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief— Eev. C. E. Hod- 
gin, Chairman, Greensboro, N. C; Eev. A. W. Shaw, Eev. W. S. Milne 
and Dr. W. C. Smith. 

5. Publication and Sabbath School Extension — Eev. E. S. Arro- 
wood, Chairman; Eev. C. D. Whiteley, S. S. Strudwiek and Eev. E. 
S. Carson. 

6. Bible Cause — Eev. W. O. Sample, Chairman; H. C. Crowell, 
and George B'eall. 

7. Sabbath and Family Religion— Eev. Geo. W. Lee, Chairman; 
Eev. N. E. Claytor and Eev. G. L. Whiteley. 

8. Orphans' Home — Eev. E. M. Williams, Chairman; Eev. J. 
H. Smith, E. L. Anderson, T. E. Foust and Eev. G, L. Whiteley. 

9. Synodical Schools and Colleges— Eev. T. W. Simpson, Chair- 
man; Mr. Harvey White, and Eev. J. S. Foster, D. D. 

10. Woman's Work — Eev. E. Frank Lee, Chairman; Eev. W. 
S. Milne, and J. E. Brown. 

11. Young People's Societies, Etc. — Eev. L. T. Wilds, D. D., 
Chairman; Eev. G. W. Lee, Eev. Z. V. Eoberson. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. System.atic Beneficence and Apportionments— Eev. E. N. 
Caldwell, Chairman; Eev. M. E. Hansel, and the Chairmen of the 
Executive Committees. 

2. Printed Records of Presbytery— Eev. C. W. Irwin, Chairman; 
Eev. J. S. Kennison, W. F. Carter. 



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3. Laymen's Missionary Movement — Mr. E. J. Davis, Chairman 
and Eepresentative. 

4. Auditing — Mr. E. J. Davis, and W. L. Sharpe. 

5. Committee on Orders — The Moderator, Chairman, the Stated 
Clerk and Pastor of church where Presbytery meets. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

1. Latin and Greek Exercises — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. M. E. 
Hansell, and W. F. Carter. 

2. Greek, Hebrew and Logic — Rev. W. D. Moss, Rev. L. T. 
Wilds, Rev. M. S. Huske. 

3. Mathematics and Physical Science — Rev. C. W. Robinson, 
Chairman, Z. V. Roberson, and J. H. Smith. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — Rev. C. F. Myers, Chairman; 
W. O. Sample, and P. H. Gwynn. 

1. Theology— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, Rev. 

C. W. Robinson, Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

6. Church History — Rev. N. R. Claytor, Rev. R. E. Henderlite, 

D. H. Scanlon. 

7. Church Government and Sacraments — Rev. T. M. McConnell, 
D. D., Chairman; A. W. Shaw, J. S. Foster. 

8. Men's Organization of the Presbjrtery — Charles Norfleet, T. 
D. Dupuy, P. H. Gwynn, Jr., J. H. Carter, R. H. Claytor, Wade C. 
Gmith, W. G. Branham. 



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ORANGE PRESBYTERIAL ASSESSMENT, 1922-23 



Alamance $55.00 

Asbury 7.00 

Asheboro 6.00 

Church by Side of Road 40.00 

Bethany 6.00 

Bethel 25.00 

Bethesda 8.00 

Bethlehem 12.00 

Beulah 1.00 

B'lacknall Memorial 20.00 

Buffalo 45.00 

Burlington 65.00 

Carson Memorial 1.00 

Chapel Hill 13.00 

Church of Covenant 80.00 

Clark Memorial 3.00 

Collinstown 1.00 

Cross Roads 20.00 

Dakotah 2.00 

Banbury 2.00 

Dan River 9.00 

Durham First 200.00 

East Burlington 1.00 

Ebenezer 1.00 

Edgemont 20.00 

Efland 5.00 

Elim 1.00 

Elkin 5.00 

Elmira 5.00 

Eno 7.00 

Fairfield 5.00 

Gilead 4.00 

Glade Valley 4.00 

Graham 60.00 

Glenwood 10.00 

Greensboro First 300.00 

Greenwood 2.00 

Griers 8.00 

Hawfields 30.00 

High Foint 65.00 

Hills 2.00 

HilJsboro 22.00 

Hurdle Mill 1.00 

Irving Memorial 1.00 



Jefferson 2.00 

Leaksville 8.00 

Lexington 50.00 

Little River 28.00 

Madison 15.00 

Mebane 40.00 

Midway 15.00 

Milton 12.00 

Mt. Airy 53.00 

New Hope 13.00 

North Eno 5.00 

North Wilkesboro 25.00 

North Winston 30.00 

Obids 1.00 

Peak Creek 1.00 

Piedmont 7.00 

Pine Hall 2.00 

Pine Ridge 6.00. 

Pleasant Garden 4.00 

Pleasant Grove 3.00 

Red House 7.00 

Reidsville 50.00 

Reynolda 24.00 

Rocky Ridge 1.00 

Roxboro 8.00 

Sandy Ridge 1.00 

Saxapahaw 4.00 

Shiloh 4.00 

Smyrna 4.00 

South Lowell 1.00 

Speedwell 10.00 

Spray 16.00 

Springwood 15.00 

Stoncville 3.00 

Stony Creek 12.00 

Thomasville 6.00 

Trinity Avenue 10.00 

Waugiitown 12.00 

Wjentworth 1.00 

Westminster 90.00 

Wilkesboro 3.00 

Winston First 200.00 

Yanceyville 6.00 



Total $1,988.00 



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RECOMMENDATIONS 



The Stewardship Committee recommends: 

1st. That the apportionment system prepared by the Synod's 
Secretary of Stewardship giving the Quota for each church in Orange 
Presbytery be adopted and that the State Clerk be instructed to 
publish in the Fall Minutes of Presbytery a table showing the quota 
for each church and for each cause. 

2nd. That the Stewardship Committee of this Presbytery be 
given authority to adjust the Benevolent Quota of any church in 
the Presbytery upon the formal request by the Session of that church. 

3rd. That each church be urged to consider the Benevolent 
Quota as the first claim upon their liberality after the Pastor's Salary 
is paid and that they be urged to pay their apportionment to each 
cause in full. 

4th. That the Session of each church be requested to appoint 
a Secretary of Stewardship who shall be responsible for promoting 
the Progressive Program in his church and forward his name im- 
mediately to M. E. Melvin, General Secretary, Times Building, Chat- 
tanooga, Tennessee. 

5th. That the name Secretary of Stewardship be substituted in 
the place of Manager. 

6th. That each church be urged to organize a Laymen's Associa- 
tion whose first duty it shall be to promote the Progressive Program. 

7th. That all pastors and churches set apart four weeks, Febru- 
ary 18th, to March 18th, for the study of Stewardship of Life and 
Possessions in the Church, Sunday School, Bible Classes, Woman's 
Auxiliary, Prayer Meeting, Young People's Society, literature to be 
furnished by the Assembly's Stewardship Committee. 

8th. That the apportionment among the Benevolent Causes be 
as follows: Foreign Missions, 33.3; Assembly's Home Missions, 16.; 
Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief, 7.5; Publication and Sun- 
day School Work, 2.; Bible Cause, .6; Assembly's Training School, 
.6; Synod's Home Missions 10.; Educational Institutions, 10.: Bariom 
Spring Orphanage, 7.5; Presbyterian Home Missions, 12.5. 



OFFICIAL RECORDS 
OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



CRITICISMS OP THE SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 



Orange Presbytery 


— Benevolent Quo 


ta for the Year Beginning April ist. 


1923 







S 


1 i 












E 






CHUECIIES 


Foreign 
Mission. 


Assembly's 
Home Missi. 


|l 

6 ^ 


1^ 




1 
.1 


1 i 


D .1 

1 1 


If 


Presbyterial 
HomoMissio 


t 




i 15 1941* 7 2(57 


















$ 45 420 


Winston-Sal™, First 


11 202 




Gro 

2 5SS 




3— *40 


28 
202 


* '«4 
3 364 


474 

3 364 


* ^ 355 


* '590- 


4 740 




11 172 








5— S26 








2 523 




33 640 


Nortli Willtesboro 


699 


336 


~ 411 110 
Group No. 


33 

6— $20 


^33 
12 


^ 549 
210 


'549 
210 




4 195 


33 550 
5 490 




2 123 


1 020 


157| 42 
Group No. 






637 


037 


157 
478 


265 


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MINUTES 

OF 

THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTH SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY^ 

HELD IN 
CHURCH-BY-THE-SIDE-OF-THE-ROAD 
GREENSBORO, N. C. 
APRIL 10-12, 1923 
AND OF 

Intermediate Meetings 



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Adjourned Meeting 



Lincolnton, N. C, Oct. 25, 1922. 

Orange Presbytery met in the Lincolnton Presbyterian 
church during the sessions of Synod, and was opened with 
prayer by the last Moderator present, Rev. A. W. Shaw. 

A large quorum of the Presbytery was present. 

The Rev. A. W. Shaw was excused for non-attendance 
upon the last regular meeting of Presbytery. 

No further business being ready for consideration, the 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet again in the same 
place at the call of the Moderator. 

Attest: D. "I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



Lincolnton, N. C, Oct. 26, 1922. 

The Presbytery was called together again in the same 
place by the Stated Clerk, the last Moderator present, and 
was opened with prayer by the same. 

A communication from the Rev. L. S. Chafer was pre- 
sented, but no definite action was taken in reference to it. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Rev. 
Z. V. Roberson to meet in regular session in the Church-by- 
the-Side-of-the-Road, in Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, April 
10, 1923, at 8:00 o'clock p. m. 

Attest: D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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Called Meeting 



Durham, N. C, Dec. 21, 1922. 

Orange Presbytery met in call session in the First Pres- 
byterian church, Durham, N. C, December 21, 1922, at 2 :30 
p. m., according to call, which is as follows: 

Durham, N. C, December 11, 1922. 
Constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call a 
meeting of Orange Presbytery to meet Thursday, December 21, 1922, 
at 2:30 o'clock p. m., in the First Presbyterian church, Durham, N. 

C, to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

Grant Kev. L. S. Chafer a certificate of dismission to the Pres- 
bytery of Dallas. 

T. W. SIMPSON, Moderator. 

Present: Ministers — Rev. T. W. Simpson, Moderator, Rev. 

D. H. Scanlon, D. D., Rev. E. N. Caldwell, Rev. G. L. Cooper, 
Rev. R. S. Carson and Rev. J. S. Kennison. Elders — Mr. J. 
P. Patton, of the First church, Durham, and Mr. Joseph 
L. Conrad of Blacknall Memorial church. 

Rev. E. N. Caldwell opened the meeting with prayer. 
Rev. J. S. Kennison was chosen clerk. 

The call was read and found in order. 

On motion. Rev. L. S. Chafer was granted a certificate 
of dismission to the Presbytery of Dallas. 

This being the only item of business expressed in the 
call, the minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

On motion Presbytery closed with prayer and the bene- 
diction by Dr. D. H. Scanlon. 

T. W. Simpson, Moderator, 

J. S. Kennison, Clerk pro tern. 

Attest; D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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Called Meeting 



Winston-Salem, N. C,, Feb. 8tli, 1923. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in the First Presbyterian 
church of Winston-Salem, Thursday, February 8th, 1923, at 
2 :00 p. m., pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Rev. T. W. 
Simpson. Present: Rev. Geo. W. Lee, Rev. T. F. Haney, 
Rev. W. T. Pearman, Rev. John S. Foster and Elder W. M. 
Norfleet of the First church. 

In the absence of the Moderator, Rev. John S. Foster, 
in compliance with the Book of Church Order, assumed the 
chair. The meeting was opened with prayer by the Modera- 
tor. M. W. Norfleet was elected Clerk pro tem. The call 
was read and found in order and is as follows : 

The constitutional requirements having been complied with, 
Orange Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the First Presbyterian 
church of Winston-Salem, Thursday, February 8th, at 2:00 p. m., to 
dismiss Kev. W. T. Pearman to Ked Eiver Presbytery, if the way 
be clear. 

T. W. SIMPSON, Moderator. 

Rev. W. T. Pearman presented his request for a certificate 
of dismission to Red River Presbytery that he might accept 
a call to the church at Homer, Louisiana. Not having been 
installed pastor at Elkin and Wilkesboro there was no pastoral 
relationship to be dissolved. In making his request Mr. Pear- 
man stated that his action had been communicated to the 
churches he was serving as Stated Supply. 

On motion the request was granted and the certificate of 
dismission issued. 

The minutes were read and approved. Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer. 

J. S. Foster, Moderator. 
M. W. Norfleet, Clerk pro tem. 
Attest: D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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Called Meeting 



Greensboro, N. C, January 16, 1923. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator the Presbytery of 
Orange met in the Smith Memorial Building: of the First 
church, Greensboro, N. C, at 3 :00 p. m., and was called to 
order by Rev. E. Frank Lee, last Moderator present, and con- 
stituted with prayer by Rev. C. P. Coble. 

The following members were present: E. Frank Lee, 
H. S. Bradshaw, J. S. Foster, S. M. Rankin, J. H. Smith, 
C. E. Hodgin, R. S. Arrowood, G. L. Cooper, C. P. Coble, and 
Elders E. P. Wharton, Westminster, and F. C. Howard, 
Thomasville. 

The call was read and declared in order, as follows: 

Durham, N. C, January 6, 1923. 
The requirements of the Book of Church Order having been com- 
plied with, Orange Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the First 
Presbyterian church, Greensboro, N. C, January 16, 1923, 2:30 o'clock 
p. m. 

The following matters to be acted upon: 

1. Grant Dacotah church permission to change the terms of 
the call for pastoral services of Eev. J. H. Smith. 

2. Dissolve pastoral relations existing between Eev. J. H. Smith 
and the Thomasville church and to take steps to aid the Thomasville 
church financially to call a pastor. 

3. Grant Eev. Erwin B. Thompson permission to labor without 
the bounds of Presbytery until the stated Spring Meeting. 

4. Grant Eev. G. L. Cooper certificate of dismission to Albemarle 
Presbytery. 

T. W. SIMPSON, Moderator. 

The first item of the call was taken up, viz. : to grant 
Dacotah church permission to change the terms of its call from 
$100.00 per year to $780.00 per year, and from half his time 
to all his time. 



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The Tliomasville chiTrcli concurring, the request was 
granted and the Dacotah church commended. 

The second item of the call was the request of Eev. J. 
H. Smith that the pastoral relation between himself and the 
Thomasville church be dissolved. The church was heard from 
through its Elder who stated that the church reluctantly 
united with Rev. J. H. Smith in the request. On motion the 
request was granted and the pastoral relation between Rev. J. 
H. Smith and the Thomasville church was dissolved. 

The Thomasville church asked the Presbytery for finan- 
cial aid to secure a pastor for all his time. 

On motion the request was referred to Presbytery's Com- 
mittee on Home Missions. 

The third item of the call, viz. : the request of Rev. Erwin 
B. Thompson for permission to labor outside the bounds of 
this Presbytery until the next Stated meeting was granted. 

The fourth item of the call, the request of Rev. G. L. 
Cooper for a certificate of dismission to Albemarle Presbytery 
was withdrawn with the approval of Presbytery. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. J. H. Smith. 

E. Frank Lee, Moderator, 
C. P. Coble, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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Called Meeting 



Greensboro, N. C, March 8, 1923. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, the Presbytery of 
Orange met in the Smith Memorial Building of the Greens- 
boro First church at 3 :00 p. m. 

Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
T. W. Simpson, and constituted with prayer by Eev. J. S. 
Foster, D. D. 

The following members were present: Revs. T. W. Simp- 
son, J. S. Foster, S. M. Rankin, E. Frank Lee, R. S. Arro- 
wood, C. E. Hodgin, C. P. Coble, and Elder E. P. Wharton, 
of Westminster church. 

The call of the Moderator was read and found in order. 
The call is as follows: 

Durham, N. C, February 22, 1923. 

The requirements of the Book of Church Order having been 
complied with, Orange Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the 
First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, N. C, Thursday, March 8th, at 
3:00 o'clock p. m. 

The following items of business to be transacted: 

1. Dissolve the pastoral relations existing between the First 
Presbyterian church, Lexington, N. C, and Kev. L. T. Walds, Jr., D. 
D., and to grant Dr. Wilds a letter of transfer to the Presbytery of 
Asheville. 

2. To receive a petition for the organization of a church at 
The Kock, Mount Airy, N.^ C, and to appoint a Commission to organize 
a church there, if the way be clear. 

T. W. SIMPSON, Moderator. 

The second item of the call was first taken up. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin, Superintendent of Presbytery's Home 
Missions presented to the Presbytery the mission work in the 
Mt. Airy field, the hopeful outlook of the work, and their de- 



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sire to have a church organized at the Rock, where we already 
have a building and congregation. He told the Presbytery 
that it was the purpose of the Home Mission Committee to 
place a man there, and that he would be supported in part, by 
the First church, Mt. Airy, and by Home Mission funds. 

No signed petition was presented, but on motion of Rev. 
S. M. Rankin, Presbytery voted that a Commission be ap- 
pointed to organize a church at The Rock, Mt. Airy, N. C, if 
the way be clear. 

The Moderator appointed the following Commission : Rev. 
S. M. Rankin, Rev. Geo. W. Lee, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. Z. 
V. Roberson, and Elders W. F. Carter and Dr. C. A. Baird. 
The time to be fixed by the Commission. 

The first item of the call was then taken up, the request 
of Rev. L. T. Wilds, Jr., D. D., that the pastoral relation ex- 
isting between him and the Lexington First church be dis- 
solved and that he be granted a letter of transfer to Asheville 
Presbytery. Dr. Wilds was not present, because of delayed 
train, but was heard from by long distance phone message, 
through Rev. C. E. Hodgin, who said that he was on his way, 
and that it was his desire to have his request granted, and 
that the church in regular congregational meeting concurred 
with him in the request that the pastoral relation between Dr. 
Wilds and the church be dissolved. 

It being uncertain as to what time Dr. Wilds would be 
able to arrive. Presbytery deemed the information sufficient, 
and the request of Dr. Wilds was granted, and the pastoral 
relation between him and the Lexington First church was 
formally dissolved, and he was granted a letter of transfer to 
Asheville Presbytery, that he might accept a call to the pas- 
torate of Hendersonville church. 

The minutes were read and approved. Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer by Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

T. W. SiJvcpsoN, Moderator, 
Chas. p. Coble, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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Minutes of Spring Session 



Greensboro, N. C, April 10th, 1923. 

Pursuant to adjournment the Presbytery of Orange met 
in its three hundred and sixth session Tuesday, April 10th, 
1923, at 8:00 p. m., in the Church-by-the-Side-of-the-Road, 
Greensboro, N, C. 

After hearing a sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. 
T. W. Simpson, from the text: Judges 16-6, Presbytery was 
constituted with prayer by the Moderator. 

Rev. Wade C. Smith, pastor of the Church-by-the-Side-of- 
the-Road made a cordial address of welcome. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance at this 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers Ruling Elders Churches 

D. 1. Craig, D. D 

C. W. Eobinson C J. Gate N. Wilkesboro 

C. E. Hodgin W. E. Anderson Westminster 

S. M. Eanldn 

J. S. Morrow (col.) 

E. M. Williams J. G. Foushee Church of the Covenant 

P. H. Gwyn T. L. Smith Stoneville 

W. O. Sample H. L. Crowell Eoxboro 

W. S. Wilhelm C. K. Thompson Eed House 

" " J. T. Kilby Milton 

N. E. Claytor 

G. W. Lee E. M. Shives N. Winston 

W. D. Moss, D. D — 

C. P. Coble A. S. Caldwell (2) High Point 

E. Frank Lee J. X- Wharton Buffalo 

C. W. Ervin E. B. Eldridge Glade Valley 

W. P. Eobertson W. B. Sellars Cross Eoads 

T. W. Simpson G. H. Beall Durham First 

J. W. Clegg J. B. Wilson Leaksville 

C. F. Myers, D. D N. G. Newell Greensboro 

A. W. Shaw 



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Ministers Ruling Elders Churches 

G. L. Whiteley J. W. Paisley Bethel 

J. H. Smith 

E. N. Caldwell C. C. Thompson Graham 

W. S. Milne R. A. Gilmer Alamance 

Z. V. Eoberson C. A. Baird Mt. Airy 

E. S. Arrowood W. B. Mayhew Glenwood 

" W. A. Adylette Midway 

J. S. Kennison J. L. Conrad Blacknall Memorial 

W. P. McCorkle 

J. S. Foster, D. D C. M. Norfleet Winston-Salem 

M. E. Hansen E. C. Turner Hawfields 

E. S. Carson 

Wade C. Smith T. O. Long Church-by-Side-of-Eoad 

E. E. Henderlite C. N. Woods Little Eiver 

T. F. Haney J. E. Stovall Waughtown 

M. S. Huske J. A. Fetzer Eeidsville 

W. E. Potter, D. D 

J. S. Cook J. W. Fulcher Spray 

G. L. Cooper E. E. Lapperton Madison 

S. E. Hope W. G. Eakestraw Smyrna 

J. E. Offield F. C. Howard Thomasville 

J. S. Kuykendall Eeynolda 

G. A. Durham Hillsboro 

J. G. Pritchett Elmira 

T. S. Neal Bethesda 

C. C. Smith Griers 

A. E. Vail Jefeerson 

O. F. Craig New Hope 

J. W. Crowell Yanceyville 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood was . elected Moderator by accla- 
mation, and Rev. J. S. Kennison was elected Temporary Clerk 
by similar vote. 

The minutes of the intervening adjourned and called 
meetings were read and approved. 

Rev. E. B. Thompson was, upon his request, granted a 
certificate of dismission to Red River Presbytery, Synod of 
Louisiana. 

The Committee on Orders submitted a partial report as 
follows : That the hours of meeting be 9 :00 a. m. to 9 :15 a. 
m., devotional exercises; 9:15 a. m. to 12:30 p. m., business; 



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2:00 p. m. to recess at will; 8:00 p. m. to adjourn at will. 
That the Presbytery take recess at 4:00 p. m., Thursday, to 
participate in a recreation program provided by this congre- 
gation. That Rev. C. W. Ervin will conduct a devotional 
service tomorrow morning. This partial report was adopted. 

It was made the order for tomorrow morning at 10:00 
o'clock, to examine Licentiate R. H. Stone, who is applying 
for ordination at this meeting of Presbytery. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. E. Hodgin 
till 9 :00 a. m. tomorrow. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Wednesday, April 11, 1923. 

Presbytery reconvened at 9:00 a. m. Devotional exer- 
cises were conducted by Rev. C. W. Ervin. 

Minutes of last night's session were read and approved. 

Rev. B. R. Smith of Yadkin Presbytery, Catawba Synod 
(colored), was introduced to the Presbytery and invited to 
sit as a visiting brother. 

Rev. R. W. Boyd of Concord Presbytery, Rev. Roy Smith 
and Rev. Newton Smith of Roanoke Presbytery and Rev. J. 
R. Offield of Green Briar Presbytery, were introduced to the 
Presbytery and invited to sit as corresponding members. 

Rev. W. S. Milne, Rev. J. H. Smith, Rev. P. H. Gwyn, 
Elder John W. Paisley of Bethel church, and Rev. W. E. 
Anderson of Westminster, were enrolled. 

Rev. Roy Smith and Rev. Newton Smith of Roanoke Pres- 
bytery were heard in behalf of Blue Ridge Academy, a moun- 
tain mission school in Patrick county, Virginia. As commis- 
sioners from Roanoke Presbytery, they asked that Orange 
Presbytery join in the ownership and control of the school. 



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This request was referred to the Presbytery's Committee on 
Home Missions. 

The order of the day having arrived, Presbytery proceed- 
ed with the examination of Licentiate R. H. Stone for ordina- 
tion. He was examined on experimental religion and his 
motives for seeking the Gospel ministry, on theology, Church 
government and the sacraments. All of these examinations 
were sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. Order was taken 
to hear his trial sermon for ordination at 11 :00 a. m. today. 

Licentiate James W. Witherspoon was, upon his own re- 
quest, dismissed to Lexington Presbytery. 

Mr. Carey Hansell of the Hawfield church, presented 
himself as a candidate for the ministry and asked to be taken 
under the care of the Presbytery. The endorsement of the 
session of his church was presented, and, after the usual ex- 
amination on experimental religion and motives for seeking 
the Gospel ministry, which were sustained as satisfactory, he 
was received and enrolled as a candidate for the Gospel Min- 
istry and recommended to the Committee on Christian Educa- 
tion. 

Candidate Joseph H. Carter, whose name was dropped 
from the roll of candidates upon his own request, at a former 
meeting of the Presbytery, was restored to our roll of candi- 
dates. Mr. Carter is now in Union Seminary preparing him- 
self to preach the Gospel. 

A certificate dismissing Rev. John R. Offield from Green 
Brier Presbytery to another Presbytery, was read. After 
the usual examination Rev. John R. Offield was received and 
enrolled as a member of this Presbytery. A call from the 
Thomasville church for the pastoral services of Mr. Offield 
was read and referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

High Point church asked permission to change the terms 
of its call for its pastor from $2,700.00, to $3,000.00 per year. 
The Piedmont church asked to change the terms of its call 
from $300.00 to $400.00 per year. The Graham church asked 



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permission to change the terms of its call for its pastor from 
$2,500.00, to $3,00.00 per year. These requests were granted 
and the chnrches commended. 

A letter from Rev. W. T. Thompson, D. D., stating his re- 
gret at not being able to attend this meeting of Presbytery, 
was read and his request to be excused was granted. 

A communication from the Near East Relief Committee 
was read and in response to their request the following reso- 
lution was adopted : 

Be It Resolved: 

1. That the Presbytery of Orange renew its approval of the work 
of the Near East Belief; 

2. That we ask our pastors and other officials to arrange for 
an adequate annual presentation of Near East Eelief in the churches, 
Sunday schools and other church organizations, preferably in con- 
nection with community campaigns. 

3. That we urge continued intercession on these matters. 

It was made the first order of the day for the afternoon 
to hear Dr. Foster's proposed Overture to the General As- 
sembly upon the subject of Men's Work. 

The following members were enrolled : W. G. Rakestraw, 
Smyrna; J. W. Wharton, Buffalo ; G. L. Glosson, Piedmont; 
T. L. Smith, Stoneville ; J. A. Fetzer, Reidsville ; C. C. Smith, 
Griers. 

The order of the day having arrived Presbytery heard a 
sermon by Licentiate R. H. Stone from 2nd Cor. 5-21, upon 
the subject of ' ' Justification. ' ' After favorable comment, the 
sermon was approved as satisfactory part of trial. The ex- 
amination was then sustained as a whole. 

A call from the Peak Creek church for pastoral services 
of Mr. Stone, was read and placed in his hands and he signified 
his acceptance of the call. On motion the matter of Mr. 
Stone's ordination was deferred to the evening session. 



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On motion, the standing rule calling for the suspension 
of business on the second afternoon of Presbytery for com- 
mittee work, was suspended. Presbytery voted to remain in 
session from 2 :00 p. m. to 3 :30 p. m. Presbytery took recess 
till 2:00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery resumed business at 2 :00 p. m. 

The order of the day was taken up, namely, to hear the 
Overture of Dr. Foster to the General Assembly. After dis- 
cussion Presbytery adopted the following Overture proposed 
by Dr. Foster : 

Whereas, The General Assembly which convened in Charleston, 
West Virginia, in May, 1922, authorized the election of a Perma- 
nent Committee on Men's Work, charging it with a three-fold resppn-_ 
sibility: 

1. To effect such organization for the denomination as is in ac- 
cordance with denomination procedure and in harmony with the 
Presbyterian Progressive Program of the Church. 

2. To assume charge of the Men's work of the Church. 

3. To organize the work in the Synod, Presbytery and local 
congregations in harmony with denominational procedure. 

The Presbytery of Orange Overture the General Assembly, which 
convenes at Montreat, N. C, in May, 1923, to interpret the function 
of the Committee on Men's Work and further clarify and define its 
policy of service in accordance with the following principles: 

1. That the function of the Committee is inspirational, and 
promotive of the wisest plans for stimulating and conserving the 
interest of men in the whole Presbyterian Progressive Program. 

2. That the work of the Men in the Synods shall be under the 
direction of the Synod's Committee on Men's Work. That the work 
within the bounds of the Presbyteries shall be under the direction 
of the Committee on Men 's Work of the Presbytery. That the Men 's 
Work in the local church shall be under the direction of the session. 



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3. In all regional conventions larger in scope than the bounds of 
a Synod which the Permanent Committee on Men's. Work may deem 
it wise to call, the Executive Agencies erected by the Assembly shall 
have charge of the Convention program which presents their respective 
Assembly functions. 

(a) The Executive Committee of Foreign Missions of the phases 
of Foreign Mission Work. 

(b) The Executive Committee of Home Missions of the phases 
of Home Mission Work. 

(c) The Executive Committee of Christian Education and Min- 
isterial Eelief of the phases of its work. 

(d) The Executive Committee on Publication and Sabbath 
School Work of the phases of the work directed by it. 

(e) All other phases of the Assembly's Progressive Program 
not included within the scope of the Executive Committees to be en- 
trusted to the Stewardship Committee. 

(f) All plans of work, methods of procedure and all other in- 
•spi'rational features shall be under the direction of the Permanent 

Committee on Men's Work. 

The commnnication from Dr. T. M. McConnell asking 
to be excused from attendance upon this meeting and that 
he be granted permission to labor either within or without 
our bounds until our next stated meeting, was read and the 
request was granted. 

Rev. J. P. Smith, D. D., of East Hanover Presbytery, was 
introduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a correspond- 
ing member. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Calls mid Supplies — C. W. Robinson, S. R. Hope, M. S. 
Huske, C. A. Baird, J. G. Foushee. 

Installations — T. W. Simpson, T. F. Haney, F. C. How- 
ard. 



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Narrative to the General Assembly — Z. V. Roberson, Geo. 
L. Cooper, J. A. Fetzer. 

SessioTial Duties — J. S. Cook, G. L. Whiteley, Jno. R. 
Stovall. 

Statistical and Systematic Beneficence — N. R. Claytor, 
W. S. Milne, Geo. A. Durham. 

E. M. Canvass Reports— M. E. Hansell, R. E. Henderlite 
J. W. Crowell. 

Sessional Records— W. 0. Sample, Chairman; R. A. Gil- 
mer, J. B. Wilson, J. W. Clegg, T. C. Pettigrew, J. W. Ful- 
cher, W. S. Wilhelm, J. G. Pritchett, H. L. Crowell. 

Nominations— E. Frank Lee, A. W. Shaw, R. Murphy 
Williams, Chas. M. Norfleet, Geo. H. Beale. 

Leave of Ahsence— Jos. L. Conrad, W. P. Robertson, C. 
K. Thompson. 

Auditing C ommitt ee~Ch^s. C. Thompson, E. N. Cald- 
well, E. C. Turner. 

Resolution of Thanks— J. S. Foster, W. D. Moss, M. G. 
Newell. . 

Minutes of Synod^W. R. Potter, P. H. Gwyn, W. A. 
Aydelette. 

Presbytery took recess till 8 :00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY— Evening Session 
Presbytery resumed business at 8:00 o'clock. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions submitted its report 
Pending its adoption, there was a popular meeting in the in- 
terest of this cause. The Presbytery heard a very earnest ad- 
dress by Mr. E. H. Hamilton, now laboring with the Church- 
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fileds. The report of the Committee of Foreign Missions was 
adoptd as follows : 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions submits the following re- 
port for your consideration and approval: 

The advance financial report of the Executive Committee of 
Foreign Missions shows the following summary for the work of the 



past year: 

Appropriations — Eegular Budget $1,124,019.85 

Appropriations — Special Budget 148,997.93 



Total $1,273,017.78 

Receipts and Credits: 

Regular Budget $1,065,385.29 

Special Budget 148,997.93 $1,214,383.22 



Deficit on Eegular Budget for the year__ $ 58,634.56 

Deficit March 31, 1922 $ 251,704.49 

Gains in adjusting accounts for exchange 

guarantees 60,928.64 190,775.85 



Deficit March 31, 1923 $ 249,410.41 



Eeports from sixty-two of the churches of Orange Presbytery 
show contributions to Foreign Missions $69,719.00. This is about 
$5,000.00 less than the total amount given last year, but there is 
every reason to believe that when all reports are in w^e will at least 
report contributions equal to last year. 

There is much to be grateful for in the splendid work that has 
been accomplished by the forces on the Mission fields and for the 
contributions from the church at large for the support and equip- 
ment funds; but our attention should be called to two or three mat- 
ters that need and must have our very careful consideration: 

1. The deficit of $249,410.41. 

2. The urgency of raising an adequate Equipment fund. 

3. Making immediate provision to send to the field the thirty 
or more young men and women who have offered themselves, fully 
trained, and if detained longer in this country will be impaired in 
their future missionary efficiency. 



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We make the following recommendations: 

1. That churches, societies, and individuals assume, wherever 
practicable, definite obligations for definite parts of our Foreign 
Mission work, giving the preference to the support of work abroad 
already undertaken by the Committee. 

2. That Mission Study Classes be organized in all churches and 
that they be urged to study the text book ''The White Fields of 
Japan" by Mrs. S. M. Eriekson, recommended for the current year. 

3. That all Sunday schools be urged to follow the Seven Year 
Plan for Missionary Education and to study, pray for, and give to 
the support of our work in Brazil during the year; that they contrib- 
ute to our work in Brazil in accordance with the ''Share Plan" and 
that the booklet entitled ''Our Prayer Each Week" be used as widely 
as possible. 

4. That our Christian Endeavor Societies be urged to use the 
six Missionary Programs prepared especially for the six missionary 
meetings provided for in the regular C. E. schedule. 

5. That every church during the coming year be encouraged to 
organize a Church School of Missions in which all the church will 
take jDart for a specified length of time according to the plans being 
prepared by the Educational Department. 

6. We again ask the Assembly to call the attention of the 
Church to the desperate need of physical equipment on our foreign 
fields. 

7. In view of the wonderful opportunities facing our Church 
in its world field and the large offering of young men and women for 
life service in the foreign field as the result of our prayers, and in 
view of the fact that the 32 appointees reported in February have 
grown since to a yet larger number and that of this number careful 
examination shows that at least 30 cannot be detained longer in 
this country without detriment to their future missionary efficiency, 
we recommend that the Presbytery urge upon the pastors, sessions, 
and leaders of our churches to earnestly lay these facts upon the 
hearts of God's people, with an appeal that through the Presbyterian 
Progressive Program and by special offerings the Church meet this 
challenge of our Lord, that the way may be clear for your Committee 
to adequately care for the present growing work and enlarge it by the 
addition of new missionaries. 

The above report was received and pending its adoption Mr. E. 



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H. Hamilton, one of the thirty appointees, was heard in a personal 
appeal for the provision of means to send out the additional force 
needed to carry on our work. Mr. Hamilton also presented a series 
of lantern slides picturing child life the world over. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

D. H. SCANLON, Chairman. 
T. W. SIMPSON. 

It was made the order of the day to hear the report of 
the Committee on Stewardship at 10 :00 a. m. tomorrow. It 
was also made the first order of the day for tomorrow after- 
noon to receive a candidate for the ministry from the Glen- 
wood church. 

The standing rule calling for the election of Commission- 
ers for the General Assembly was suspended. 

The following recommendation of the Board of Trustees 
of the Glade Valley High School, was adopted, as follows: 

In a conference of the Board of Trustees of Glade Valley High 
School with Mr. E. B. Eldridge the Superintendent, and with mem- 
bers of the Home Mission Committee, we find that the income is not 
sufficient to meet the running expenses of the school, and in order 
to properly take care of this school, which we consider one of our 
best Home Mission enterprises, we recommend that beginning with 
this meeting of Presbytery, that the column in the Table of Appor- 
tionments headed ''Educational Institutions" be changed and that 
six per cent be retained in that column and that a new column be 
added headed ' ' Glade Valley School, ' ' and that four per cent of 
the total budget be placed in this column and that from now on the 
churches be asked to pay this part of their budget to the Glade Valley 
School, through Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer of Presbytery. 

Signed S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer until tomorrow morn- 
ing at 9 :00 a. m. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

Greensboro, N. C, April 12, 1923. 

Presbytery reconvened at 9 :00 a. m. Devotional exercises 
were conducted by Rev. G. L. Cooper. 



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Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and approved. 

The communication from Mrs. H. S. Bradshaw informing 
Presbytery of Dr. Bradshaw 's illness and asking that he be ex- 
cused from attendance upon last fall meeting and this meet- 
ing was read. Dr. Bradshaw was excused. By rising vote 
the Stated Clerk was requested to write Dr. Bradshaw a letter 
assuring him of Presbytery's sympathy with him and prayers 
for him in his illness. 

A petition of fifty names was presented to Presbytery 
asking that they be organized into a church at Bethel Chapel 
near Leaksville. 

After hearing from Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. J. W. Clegg 
and Rev. J. S. Cook, of the promising outlook for work in 
that field, the request was granted and a commission consisting 
of Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. J. W. Clegg, Rev. S. M. Rankin 
and Elder John Wilson of Leaksville, were appointed to or- 
ganize the church at that place, if the way be clear. 

The report of the Committee on Sessional Records sub- 
mitted report : 

The Committee recommend that the following records be approv- 
ed without exception — 'Leaksville, Glenwood, Griers. Midway, B'ethes- 
da, Speedwell, Trinity Avenue, N. Winston Dakotah, Chapel Hill, 
Blacknall Memorial, New Hope, Eoxboro, The Church-by-the-Side-of- 
the-Road. North Wilkesboro, Hillsboro, Stoncville, Westminster, Eeids- 
ville, Burlington 1st, Winston-Salem 1st, Stony Creek, High Point, 
Buffalo, Hawfields, Milton, Pleasant Garden, Alamance. 

That the following be approved with the exceptions noted in the 
book — Piedmont, Graham, Edgemont, Smyrna, Bethlehem, Greensboro 
1st, Shiloh, Waughtown, Gilead, Church of the Covenant, Elmira, 
Saxapahaw, Eed House, Cross Roads, Spray, Durham 1st, Mebane, 
Yaneeyville, Reynolda, Madison, Thomasville, Little River, Mt. Airy, 

The report was adopted. 

The Auditing Committee submitted the following report 
which was adopted : 

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ers of Eev. S. M. Eankin, Treasurer of Home Missions, and report 
accounts accurate and books well kept. 

The accounts of Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer, have also been 
examined and found correct. 

E. N. CALDWELL, 
CHAELES C. THOMPSON, 
E. C. TUENEE, 

Auditing Committee. 

The report of the Committee on Stewardship submitted 
the fololwing report which was adopted: 

The Committee on Every-Member Canvass makes the following 
report: As usual we report that the churches in a vast majority of 
cases have failed to make returns. In fact, 58 make no report, three 
partial, and 29 more or less complete, so the figures we have in hand 
are not a fair estimate of truth as to details or totals: hence this 
brief report. E. N. CALDW^ELL, 

M. E. HASSEL, 

Committee. 

[The Table of Apportionments will be printed on separate sheets, 
detached from the Minutes, and sent out to the churches by Eev. E. 
N. Caldwell, Chairman.]— Stated Clerk. 

On motion the churches were requested to fill out this 
report and send it in. 

The report of the Committee on Presbytery's Home Mis- 
• sions was read and adopted. The following is the report: 

Eeport of Executive Committee of Presbyterial Home Missions, 
April 10th, 1923. We have had an unusually fine year. The Lord 
has greatly blessed our work, for which we are most thankful. 

We have had twenty-five pastors, local evangelists and students 
employed and most of them for the entire year. They have served 
41 churches and 18 mission points. They report 279 professions of 
faith and 232 additions; 37 Sunday schools with an enrollment of 
2163. Our Home Mission churches have given over $16,000.00 
for all causes. Two new churches have been organized. All of our 
eighteen groups have been supplied with preaching most of the time. 
All are provided for at present time except two, and we now have 
men in view for these two. Our work is growing and we are getting 
larger results every year. We begin the new year with many en- 
couragements and bright prospects. 



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OUE FIELDS 

Ashe County — Eev. E. Wayne Thompson continued here until 
November. Mr. E. H. Stone labored with him during the surrljner 
months. The churches have called Mr. Stone and he will take charge 
as pastor in June at the close of Seminary. Mr. D. E. Freeman of 
the Seminary will labor with him during the vacation months. The 
church officers of the county have formed an association for the 
promotion of the church work of the county. 

Alleghany County — Eev. C. W. Ervin is local evangelist. He re- 
ports 35 professions and 23 additions. 

Elkin — Wilkesboro — Eev. W'. T. Pearman resigned as pastor on 
the first of March. We have secured Eev. J. W. Harrison, who will 
take charge the first of May. 

Stokes Group — Eev. E. L. Berry is in charge here. He reports 
11 professions and 10 additions. Collinstown has been organized 
with 12 charter members. 

Danbury Group — Mr. Cothran G. Smith labored here last sum- 
mer with great results. He reported 32 professions and 23 additions. 
He graduates at the Seminary in May and will again be in charge 
of this group. 

Iieaksville Group — Eev. J. W. Clegg has been supplying here for 
six months., Bethel Chapel is asking for an organization. New work 
is started in South Leaksville. 

Milton Group — Eev. N. E. Claytor is pastor. He reports 26 pro- 
fesions and 14 additions. He has a thriving Sunday school at a mis- 
sion point four miles out of Milton and is asking for assistance in 
building a chapel. 

Caswell Group — Eev. E. B. Thompson resigned here the first of 
March. He reported 15 professions and 14 additions. We already 
have another man in view for this group. 

Cross Roads— Stony Creek — Eev. W. P. Eobertson is pastor here. 
He reports 8 professions and 6 additions. The work is going nicely. 

Little River — South Lowell — Eev. E. E. Henderlite is pastor at 
Eoxboro, preaches at four mission points in the county. We need an 
additional minister for this group. 

Elmira — East Burlington — Eev. W. P. Eobertson of Cross Eoads 
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We have arranged with Mr. J. S. Jones of the Seminary to supply- 
here during the vacation. 

Asheboro — Eev. Arthur Lang resigned as pastor here the first of 
October. Eev. J. W. Mann has been called and is now in charge. 

Dakotah— Eev. J, H. Smith resigned as pastor at Thomasville the 
first day of February, that he might give all his time to Dakotah. 
He reports 70 professions and 52 additions. 

Thomasville — Eev. John E. Of&eld has been secured for Thomas- 
ville and has recently taken charge. 

Pleasant Garden — Eev. E. Frank Lee, pastor of Buffalo, has been 
giving two services per month here. 

Waughtown — We assisted for a few months in a small way on the 
salary of Mrs. W. P. Lambertson, a mission worker in this church. 
Her reports were good. 

The Rock, Mt. Airy — A new church was organized here on March 
12th, with over 60 charter members. They want a pastor for all his 
time. We are now in correspondence with a fine young man and 
have reason to believe we are going to secure him. 

Sunday Schools — W'e pay a small part of the salary of Mr. A. A. 
Finnic, who lives at Peak Creek, Ashe county, and gives all his time 
to the Sunday School Work of Ashe and Alleghany Counties. 

FINANCIAL 

We have expended in this work during this year $8,705.03. 
Synod's Committee has assisted on salary in eight groups to the extent 
of $3,973.35, This makes a grand total of $12,778.38 expended in 
our Home Mission work during the year. We are now able to close 
the year with a small balance to our credit. However, we have con- 
siderably enlarged the work and if we keep our fields supplied it" will 
require three or four thousand dollars more this year than last. 

STATEMENT OF EEV. S. M. EANKIN, Treasurer 
In account with Presbyterial Home Mission funds, from April 11, 
1922, to April 10, 1923: 

DEBITS 

To amt. on hands April 11, 1923 $ 27.31 

To amt. from Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer 8,254.69 

To amt. from Jennie Gilmer Estate through Woman 's Aux- 
iliary, First church, Greensboro 500.00 



Total 



$8,782.00 



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CREDITS 

By amt. to Pastors and Evangelists $7,392.70 

By amt. to Elkin Manse 250.00 

By amt. to Peak Creek church buihling 140.00 

By amt. to J. B. Spillman, Secretary 333.98 

By amt. to R. H. Stone's Automobile 50.00 

By amt. to American Exchange Bank, interest 68.50 

By amt. to J. J. Stone & Co., Printing 7.50 

By amt. to S. M. Rankin, Trustee, borrowed in 1921 300.00 

By amt. to S. M. Rankin, Trustees, interest 45.00 

By amt. to Expense account, postage, etc 117.35 



Total $8,705103 

Balance in American Exchange National Bank 76.97 



$8,782.00 

Recommendations — 

1st. That Presbytery give $750.00 toward the church building 
at Peak Creek, 

2nd. That Presbytery give $350.00 toward the erection of a 
chapel near Milton. 

3rd. That to encourage East Burlington, Ervin Memorial and 
Hurdle Mills, to proceed with the erection of church biiildings. Pres- 
bytery promised to give each $500.00. 

4th. That Presbytery give $500.00 to assist at building a manse 
at Jefferson. 

5th. That the following appropriations be made for the year, 
subject to change by the Committee as conditions may demand: 



1. Ashe County $1,500.00 

2. Alleghany County 675.00 

3. Elkin— Wilkesboro 350.00 

4. Stokes Group 480.00 

5. Banbury Group 750.00 

6. Caswell Group 200.00 

7. Milton Group 300.00 

8. Cross Roads — Stony Creek 150.00 

9. Person County 360.00 

10. Elmira Group 300.00 

11. Thomasville 1,000.00 



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12. Dakotah 100.00 

13. Little Eiver— South Lowell 550.00 

14. Asheboro 600.00 

15. Leaksville Group 450.00 

16. Smyrna— Pine Hall 150.00 

17. The Eock 500.00 

18. Pleasant Garden 100.00 

19. Assistant in Ashe County 200.00 

20. Sunday School Workers 300.00 

6th. That the following appointments be made for evangelistic 
meetings: 

Asbury - Z. V. Eoberson 

Asheboro Eev. Wade C. Smith 

Bethesda Eev. G. L. Whiteley 

Bethel Chapel Eev. Geo. L. Cooper 

Collinstown Eev. C. W. Ervin 

Cross Eoads Dr. D. H. Scanlon 

Danbury Eev. E. S. Arrowood 

Dan Eiver Eev. William Black 

Dakotah Eev. W. S. Milne 

East Burlington Eev. William Black 

Ebenezer Eev. P. H. Gwyn 

Elmira Eev. J. S. Kennison 

Eno Dr. C. F. Myers 

Efland Eev. E. M. Williams 

Fairfield Eev. J. E. Offield 

Gilead Eev. E. S. Carson 

Glade Valley Dr. W. E. Potter 

Griers Eev. A. W. Shaw 

Hard Bank Eev. E. W. George 

Hartmans Eev. J. H. Smith 

Hills Eev. T. F. Haney 

Hurdle Mills Eev. S. M. Eankin 

Ervin Memorial Eev. J. S. Cook 

Jefferson Eev. E. N. Caldwell 

Leaksville Eev. J. W. Mann 

Little Eiver Eev. Leonard Gill 

North Eno Eev. W. P. Eobertson 

Obids Eev. Geo. W. Lee 

Peak Creek —Eev. E. H. Stone 

Pine Hall Eev. W. O. Sample 

Pine Eidge Eev. M. E. Hansell 



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Pleasant Grove Eev. C. D. Whitelej 

Pleasant Garden Eev. N. E. Claytor 

Eed House Dr. J. S. Foster 

Eoeky Eidge Eev. E. L. Berry 

Eoxboro Eev. T. W. Simpson 

Sandy Eidge Eev. C. E. Hodgin 

Shiloh Eev. H. S. Bradshaw 

Smyrna Eev. E. E. Henderlite 

South Lowell Eev. S. M. Eankin 

Stony Creek Eev. S. E. Hope 

Stoneville Eev. J. W. Clegg 

Thomasville Eev. C. P. Coble 

Wentworth Eev. W. P. McCorkle 

Wilkesboro Dr. T. M. McConnell 

Yaneeyville Eev. M. S. Huske 

Elkin Eev. E. Frank Lee 

Eespectfully submitted, 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

Tabulated report of Rev. S. M. Rankin, Superintendent, 
for the year ending April lOtli, 1923 : 

During the year I have visited 50 churches and mission points; 
have preached 64 times; have made 9 addresses; have held 7 con- 
gregational meetings, and 6 meetings with church officers; have at- 
tended 12 committee and board meetings; have assisted in installing 
four pastors and three officers; have held three evangelistic meetings 
in which there were 18 professions and 18 additions; have received 
10 members by certificate; have administered baptism to 13 persons; 
have held two communion services and conducted 6 funerals; have 
written 475 letters and have traveled 3,327 miles. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

Rev. J. S. Cook presented an appeal for aid for New 
Leaksville to the amount of $25.00 per month to help secure 
a worker for that field. The request was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Home Missions. 

By vote Presbytery expressed its appreciation of the ser- 
vice of Rev. S. M. Rankin, Chairman of the Home Mission 
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The Committee on Statistics submitted a report, which 
was adopted, as follows : 



Elders 331 

Deacons 377 

Added on examination 726 

Added on certificate 590 

Total additions ^ 1316 

Eesident Communicants . 1004 

Non-Eesident Communicants 1477 

Total Communicants 11,481 

Adult baptisms 502 

Infant baptisms 102 



BENEVOLENCES 

There are 89 churches on the roll of Orange Presbytery, 22 of 
these sent in no report, as follows: Lexington 1st, Carson Memorial, 
Flkin, Efland, Asbury, Ebenezer, Elam, Fairfield, Bethany, Beulah, 
Jefferson, Obids, Greenwood, Pleasant Grove, Rocky Ridge, Sandy 
Ridge, South Lowell and Wentworth. 

Of the 63 churches that sent in reports, this is the combined re- 
port: 





No. Chs. Rept'g. 


Amt. 


Foreign Missions 


58 


$69,719 




56 


19,691 


Presbytery's Home Mission 


54 


8,418 


Congregational Home Missions 


21 


12,911 


Christian Ed. & Ministerial Relief 


53 


6,934 


Sabbath School Ex. and Pub. 


51 


2,960 


Educational Institutions _ _ 


52 


96,594 


Bible Cause 


52 


769 


Orphans' Home 


54 


24,187 


Total Benevolences _ _ 




$250,572 


Other Funds — 






Current Expense and Presbyterial Tax 




$110,874 






74,526 


Miscellaneous Contributions _ 




32,942 


Total 




$218,342 


Total to all Causes _ _ _ 




$468,914 



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Keport on Every-Member Canvass: 

Forty churches report canvass for Benevolences; thirty-nine 
churches report canvass for Local Support; five churches report can- 
vass partly made; twenty-three churches make no report on Every- 
Member Canvass. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

N. R. CLAYTOE. 

The report of the Commission to organize the church at 
Flat Rock was adopted, as follows: 

The Commission appointed to organize a church at Flat Rock, 
Mt. Airy, N", C, met in the Flat Rock Chapel on the evening of the 
12th of March, 1923, at the close of a series of evangelistic services 
conducted by the Synodical Evangelist, Dr. Wm. Black. The follow- 
ing members of the Commission were present: Revs. C. E. Hodgin, 
Geo. W. Lee, Z. V. Roberson, and Elders W. F. Carter and Dr. C. A. 
Baird. Dr. Wm. Black and Elders W. W. Burke and Raymond Shive 
were invited to sit with the Commission. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin presided and Rev. Z. V. Roberson was appointed 
as clerk. A j)etition was presented, signed by sixty-three persons, who 
desired to be organized into a Presbyterian Church. On motion the 
petition was granted, and the Commission proceeded to the organiza- 
tion of a Presbyterian church according to our Book of Church Order. 

By vote of the congregation ''Flat Rock Presbyterian Church" 
was chosen as the name of the church. 

By unanimous vote Mr. H. D. Monroe was elected as Elder of 
the church, and Messrs. John McKenzie, James Thompson, and J. 
D. Midkiff were elected as Deacons. These oflScers were duly ordained 
and installed. 

A brief charge was delivered to the officers and the members of 
the church by Rev. Geo. W. Lee. Remarks were made by Dr. Wm. 
Black and Rev. Z. V.- Roberson. 

The Commission adjourned with the benediction by Rev. Z. V. 
Roberson. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN Chairman. 

It was made the first order of the day at 8 :00 p. m. this 
evening", to hear Rev. A. W. Crawford on behalf of Synod's 
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THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery resumed business at 2 -.00 p. m. 

The report of the Committee on Sessional Duties was 
adopted, as follows: 

1. Are any of your members dependent upon public charity? — 
Eight churches report yes; forty-six report no. 

2. Were expenses of Minister and Elder, attending Presbytery 
and Synod, paid the past year? Thirty-two report yes; twenty re- 
port no. 

3. What amount, if any, is due on salary of your minister? 
Six report a small amount due; forty report paid in full. 

4. If so, are any measures taken for an early payment? Two 
have called the officers attention to it; six have taken no action. 

5. What collections, if any, ordered by General Assembly or 
Presbytery, were omitted? And why? Three stated that some have 
been omitted; thirty-six report none omitted. 

6. Do you conduct an Every-Member Canvass for Benevolences? 
Thirty-seven reported yes; eleven reported no canvass has been made. 

7. If not, what mode of collection do you employ for Systematic 
Beneficences? Six reported plate and special offerings; four reported 
no collections made. 

J. S. COOK. 

The Committee on Home Missions made a supplemental 
report which was adopted, as follows: 

The Presbytery heard with great interest the address of Eev. Eoy 
Smith of Eoanoke Presbytery in regard to Blue Eidge Academy, Pat- 
rick County, Virginia, and appreciates the faithful and self-sacrificing 
labors of Brother Smith. And we pray God's richest blessings upon 
him and his work; but inasmuch as our own school at Glade Valley 
is in great need of money at this time, we do not see our way clear to 
join in ownership and control of the Blue Eidge Academy. 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 



The election of Commissioners to the General Assembly 
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Rev. J. S. Foster, D. D., Principal,' with Rev. R. M. Wil- 
liams as Alternate. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Principal, with Rev. M. E. Hansell as 
Alternate. 

Rev. C. W. Ervin, Principal, with Rev. W. T. Thompson, 
D. D., as Alternate. 

Mr. C. M. Norfleet, Principal, with Mr. P. E. Morrow, as 
Alternate. 

Mr. A. W. McAlister, Principal, with Mr. J. S. Kuyken- 
dall, as Alternate. 

Mr. R. A. Gilmer, Principal, with Mr. G. A. Durham as 
Alternate. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges reported as fol- 
lows : 

111 view of the fact that Glacle Valley has been taken out of the 
column of Educational Institutions in the Table of Apportionments 
and given a special apportionment of four per cent of the benevolent 
contributions, we recommend that all undesignated contributions for 
educational institutions be pro rated as follows: Davidson College, 
30 per cent; Flora McDonald College, 30 per cent; Union Theological 
Seminary, 20 per cent; Peace Institute, 20 per cent. 

Signed, T. W. SIMPSON, Chairman. 

The above report was adopted. 

The Committee on Narrative of Religion submitted the 
following report, which was adopted: 

The Presbytery of Orange submits to the General Assembly for 
the year ending March 31, 1923, the following report on 

NAEEATIVE OF CHEISTIAN LIFE AND WOEK 

1. Do reports of services held indicate that the religious needs 
of the church membership and communities are being adequately 
met? 31 churches report 2 services each Sabbath; 12 churches report 
1 service each Sabbath; 7 churches report 2 services each month. 

Other miscellaneous reports. 

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church services? Morning? 50 churches reporting, average .666. 
Evening? 39 churches reporting, average, .51. Prayer Meeting? 
28 churches reporting, average .22. 

3. Total additions reported for year — On profession: 51 churches 
report 654. By letter: 51 churches report 535. 

4. How many additions to the church from the Sabbath schools 
during the year? 51 churches report 496. 

5. How many evangelistic services were held by churches during 
the year? 35 were reported. Of the churches making reports, 34 
saw improvement; 6 held services but saw no improvement; 2 held 
no services but saw improvement. 

6. How many families hold family worship? 345 were reported. 
52 were reported as belonging to the Family Altar League. 

7. How many communion services were held during the year? 
25 churches report 4; 4 churches report 3; 14 churches report 2; 5 
churches report 1; 3 churches report 0. The average attendance of 
members reported as attending communion services .73 per cent. 

Do the members observe the Lord's Day? 35 churches report 
^^Yes;" 10 ''Fairly well." 

9. Are members faithful in presenting their children for bap- 
tism? 24 churches answer ''Yes"; 14 "No"; 10 "Fairly so." 

10. Are the catechisms taught the children by the parents? 18 
churches answer "Yes"; 9 "No"; 20 "To some extent"; 8 "Not 
much. ' ' 

11. Are the catechisms taught in the Sabbath Schools? 40 
churches answer "Yes"; 13 "No"; 2 "Some." 

12. Do the pupils memorize the Scriptures? 25 churches answer 
"Yes"; 12 "No"; Hymns? 17 churches answer "Yes"; 24 "No." 

13. Are the pastors faithful in teaching the Stewardship of Life 
and Possessions? 51 churches answer "Yes"; 2 churches answer 
"No." 

14. How many members tithe or give a definite proportion of 
their substance? 30 churches reporting on this give 690. 

15. Did the churches j^ay in full their apportionments to benev- 
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16. Were pastor's salaries fully and promptly paid? 43 churches 
answer ^'Yes"; 1 ''No." 

17. To what extent does worldly conformity exist in churches? 
The following answers were given to this question: 

''To no great extent" answer 16 churches; 

"Very little," answer 4 churches; 

"About the average" answer 2 churches ; 

"Some" answer 2 churches; 

"To some extent" answer 2 churches; 

"To a very moderate extent" answer 2 churches; 

"Eight much" answer 2 churches; 

"No alarming extent"; 

"There is some"; 

"To some extent, not to excess"; 

"No worse than average, but too much"; 

"Less than the average"; 

" To a considerable extent"; 

"To no hurtful extent"; 

"About 10 per cent of membership"; 

"Little, save in spirit of torpidity about religion in some cases"; 

"In a minor degree"; 

"Not much"; 

" To a very large extent"; 

"To some small extent"; 

"By citizens, when he left after preaching 3 months"; 
"Don't know"; 
' ' 20' per cent "; 

' ' Impossible to answer. Our people exhibit worldly conformity 
only after the manner of poor people — the only amusements 
are movies, baseball and the circus. ' ' 

18. Did the churches conduct evangelistic services outside their 
own bounds? 22 churches answer "Yes"; 31 "No." 

19. Were efforts made by pastors and sessions to secure recruits 
for the ministry? 28 churches answer "Yes"; 23 "No." 

Eespectfully submitted by the committee. 

Z. V. KOBEKSON, Chairman. 

Mr. Wilbur L. Hodgin, a member of the Glenwood church, 
presented himself and requested to be taken under the care 
of the Presbytery as a candidate for the Gospel Ministry. He 
had the endorsement of his pastor and session. After the 



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usual examination on experimental religion, the motives for 
seeking the Gospel Ministry, he was received and enrolled as 
a candidate for the ministry under the care of this Presbytery 
and recommended to the Committee on Christian Education. 

The Treasurer's report was submitted and adopted, as 
follows : 



EEPORT OF TREASURER APRIL 1, 1922, TO APRIL 1, 1923. 



< 



fin 



Foreign Missions 

Assembly's Home Missions-. 

Synodical Home Missions 

Presbyterial Home Missions. 
Christian Ed. & Min. Relief- 
Orphans ' Home 

Schools and Colleges 

Pub. & S. S. Extension 

Bible Cause 

Presbyterial Fund 

Assembly's Training School. 



259.99 



$ 9,553.44 


$ 9,553.44 


7,390.98 


7,390.98 


5,319.60 


5,319.60 


8,254.69 


8,254.69 


4,018.46 


4,018.46 


2,438.17 


2,438.17 


4,189.72 


4,189.72 


1,268.11 


1,268.11 


437.82 


437.82 


1,714.00 


1,878.80 


420.91 


420.91 


$44,998.90 


$45,170.70 



95.19 



Totals 



$ 259.99 



95.19 



Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Treasurer. 

We have audited the Treasurer's books and Annual Report, and 
find the books neatly and accurately kept and vouchers present for 
all disbursements, except for two checks, amounting to $299.35, for 
which there has not been time to receive vouchers. 

We find the Annual Report correct, and the balance, $95.19, agrees 
vath the bank balance. 

AUDITING COMMITTEE, 

By E. J. DAVIS. 

Greensboro, N. C, April 9, 1923. 



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The following report from Trolingwood church was 
adopted : 

Your committee on investigation as to Trolingwood church re- 
spectfully report that we have investigated conditions and find no 
members there now not identified with some other nearby church, or 
removed from the locality, nor does the prospect seem favorable to 
the continuance or building up of an organization in the near future. 
Therefore, we recommend that the church be dissolved and the name 
stricken from our roll of churches. 

E. N. CALDWELL, 

M. E. HANSELL. 

The following Overture to the Synod of North Carolina 
was presented by Elder J. S. Kuykendall and adopted: 

OVEETUEE TO SYNOD OF NOETH CAEOLINA 
FEOM OEANGE PEESBYTEEY 

With the re-establishment and location of the new, permanent 
highways throughout the State, some, and, doubtless a number of 
the rural Presbyterian churches have been left entirely of£ of the 
permanent highways as laid out and constructed, or to be constructed, 
by the State Highway Commission. Some of these churches are either 
remotely, or inconveniently located to the membership, and to the 
public which these churches were built to serve, and in a number of 
instances the roads to these churches are imjmssable in bad weather 
and the churches have to be closed by reason of this condition, a num- 
ber of Sundays each year. 

In order that the Presbyterian Church in North Carolina may be 
placed on a footing to meet the great, and growing needs in the com- 
munities where our local churches are located and that our church 
may be kept fully abreast with the times and changing conditions, 
and be a real factor in the Lord's work in the Home Mission effort 
our church is inviting. 

Orange Presbytery, at its spring meeting, held in the Church- 
Beside-the-Eoad, Greensboro, N. C, Overtures the Synod of North 
Carolina at its next meeting, to take this important matter up for 
consideration, and, if the way be clear, appoint a committee from 
each Presbytery to make a careful survey of all the Presbyteries in 
the Synod, to ascertain what the conditions are, and just what 
churches are effected by the change in location of permanent high- 
ways, and to make such recommendations, as in the judgment of the 



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committee will be necessary to place our Presbyterian churches on 
an iCqual footing with other churches, and where they will meet the 
greatest need of the greatest number in their respective communities. 

The Committee on Resolution of Thanks offered the fol- 
lowing report, which was adopted by a rising vote, the pastor 
of this church was requested to read it to his congregation 
from his pulpit next Sunday morning: 

The Presbytery of Orange desires to express to the pastor and 
members of the Church-by-the-Side-of-the-Eoad, their sincere ap- 
preciation of a hospitality generously and genuinely impressed during 
each moment of its stay within their bounds. In v/armth and breadth 
of welcome we have been made to feel your delight in having us 
with you. 

Your thoughtful kindness in making possible a closer fellowship 
of our members through the beautiful daily luncheons you have served 
have not alone given emphasis to the spirit of your hospitality, but 
have added a distinct value to our meetings. 

In this connection we cannot refrain from bearing testimony to 
the unstinted labor of the splendid body of ladies, "v\n.thout whom this 
delightful feature would not have been possible. We rejoice that 
we have had the opportunity of observing the various lines of Christian 
service in which you are engaged and which you have found fruitful 
and would express our gratitude for the efforts extended to display 
these activities at their best. We desire to say that we shall depart 
to our homes with most pleasant memories of our visit, testifying that 
you have left nothing undone that was capable of ministering to our 
comfort. We pray God's blessings upon your church and your homes. 

J. S. FOSTEE, 
W. D. MOSS, 
M. G. NEWELL. 

Presbytery took recess till 8 :00 o 'clock. 



THIRD DAY— Evening Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 8 :00 o 'clock and heard a re- 
port from Rev. A. W. Crawford on Synod's Home Missions, 
and an address from Mr. Crawford upon this subject. The 
following is the report, which was adopted: 



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EEPORT OF HOME MISSION COMMITTEE OF THE SYNOD 

To the Presbytery of Orange on the work done in its bounds for the 
year April, 1922, to April, 1923: 

In the year the Synod's Committee aided in the support of the 
following men in the local fields of the Presbytery: Eev. Messrs. 
E. W. Thompson, C. W. Ervin, W. 0. Sample, R. L. Berry, W. T. Pear- 
man, J. W. Clegg, and student preachers, Messrs. R. H. Stone and E. 
G. Smith and Sunday school workers, Mr. Marion Brown, a student 
of Davidson, and Mrs. W. P. Lambertson — 10 in all. 

They served 21 of the organized churches of the Presbytery and 
13 other Sunday school and preaching places. 

They reported 89 additions to the churches served on profession 
and 13 by letter and the organization of two new Sunday schools and 
one church. 

The Evangelists of the Synod held seven meetings in the Pres- 
bytery in the year, five by our regular Evangelists, as follows: Eev. 
William Black, D. D. — Red House, Hillsboro, Flat Rock; Rev. Leonard 
Gill — Betl<el, and Edgemont; and two by special evangelists secured 
under authority invested in the Superintendent by the Synod 's Com- 
mittee, namely: Rev. D. K. Walthall, D. D. — Mebane; Rev. J. M. 
Clark, D. D. — Waughtown. Winston-Salem. In these meetings 133 
persons were added to the churches on profession and 11 by letter 

In the work of the men in the local fields and the Synod's 
Evangelists combined — all in whose support the Synod's Committee 
has a sharq — there were 216 additions to the churches served on pro- 
fession and 24 by letter. 

The Synod's Committee expended in this work in the Presbytery 
$5,230.84. 

, In addition grants were made from the Church and Manse Erec- 
tion Fund of $800.00, $500.00 for the Elkin Manse and $300.00 for 
the church at North Spray Mission, making the total amount expend- 
ed in the Presbytery, $6,030.84. 

On a total apportionment of $15,805.00 the churches of the Pres- 
bytery contributed $7,786.64, or 49 per cent. 

In addition $553.67 was contributed in the meetings of the 
Synod's Evangelists and $1,000.00 by special legacy gift through the 
Women 's Auxiliary of the First church, Greensboro, making the total 
of the contributions from the Presbytery for the Synod's work 
$9,141.21, exceeding the previous year by $2,052.24. 



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64 out of 87 churches made contributions. Of these 2 contributed 
full apportionment, namely: Eoxboro and Stoneville and 9 more than 
the apportionment, namely: Bethel, Buffalo, Dacotah, Glade Valley, 
Graham, Irvin Memorial, Jefferson, Eeidsville, Eeynolda. 

The Synod's Committee would call especial attention to the 
solemn resolution taken by the Synod at its last meeting, to occupy 
at the earliest possible day every point in its bounds where there is 
an evident need for the work of our Church, and the challenge to the 
Presbyteries to meet us in this supreme endeavor. In compliance with 
this action we would urge Presbytery to an immediate large advance 
in occupying the places of need indicated in their report in the Sur- 
vey of last summer, and pledges again its full support in this imme- 
diate movement to the utmost limit of its resources, and expresses 
to the Presbytery its confidence in the churches that they will sustain 
us in this united effort. 

In behalf of the Home Mission Committee of the Synod, 
Eespectfully submitted, 
A. W. CEAWFOED, Chairman and Supt. 

The following report of the Committee on Calls and Sup- 
plies was adopted: 

A call from the Thomasville church for the pastoral services of 
Eev. John E. Of&eld, promising a salary of $600.00 a year, and call 
for the pastoral services of Mr. E. H. Stone from Jefferson, promising 
a salary of $165.00 per year, Obid's promising $40.00 per year, Ebe- 
nezer promising $35.00 per year and Peak Creek promising $49.00 per 
year, have come into our hands. 

We recommend that these calls be found in order and placed in 
the hands of these brethren. 

A call from the Speedwell church for the services of Dr. D. I. 
Craig, as stated supply for one year, at a salary of $150.00, has also 
come into our hands. We recommend that the request be granted. 

S. M. EANKIN, 
M. S. HUSKE, 
C. W. EOBINSON 

Mr. Offi^eld requested permission to hold the call of the 
Thomasville church and the request was granted. 

Mr. R. H. Stone signified his acceptance of the calls ex- 
tended him, and the following commission was appointed to 



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ordain Mr. Stone in the Jefferson church : E. N. Caldwell, S. 
M. Kankin, C. W. Ervin and Elders A. E. Vail, J. C. Craw- 
ford, and John Burgess — the time to be agreed on by Mr. 
Stone and the commission. 

The Moderator appointed the following committtee to 
revise the Manual of Presbytery: Dr. D. I. Craig, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin and Eev. C. P. Coble. 

The Committee on Nominations submitted the following 
report : 

Your Committee on Nominations would report as follows: that 
Eev. D. H. Scanlon, D. D., be elected trustee of Davidson College in 
place of Eev. L. T. Wilds, Jr., that in place of A. W. McAlister, J. 
Edward Johnston be elected trustee of Davidson College; that J. S. 
Kuykendall be elected trustee of Glade Valley High School in place 
of J. Linsday Patterson, deceased; for Chai;-man of Young People's 
Work in place of L. T. Wilds, Jr., Eev. Geo. W. Lee, and Jack 
Hardin be added to that committee; that as Chairman of the Exam- 
ining Committee on Greek, Hebrew, and Latin, Eev. T. W. Simpson 
be elected in the place of L. T. Wilds, Jr., that otherwise the Com- 
mittee remain as now constituted. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

E. FEANK LEE, Chairman, 
E. M. WILLIAMS, 
A. W. SHAW, 
GEOEGE H. BEALL, 
0. M. NOEFLEET, 

Committee. 

The Committee on Woman's Work submitted the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted: 

Presbytery's Committee on Woman's Work submitted the fol- 
lowing report: The number of societies reported is 42, with a mem- 
bership of 2813. The amount contributed to the various causes is 
gratifying. But the total appears less for all causes than it was a 
year ago. One year ago the total was practically $69,000. The total 
reported by the auxiliaries is $62,475. One of the striking decreases 
is in foreign missions, this being more than $7,000.00 less than last 
year. On the other hand very commendable increases are noted in 
contributions to Synod's Home Missions, there being about $1,500.00 
more to each of these causes than was reported one year ago. The 



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committee observes with pleasure a vital interest maintained in the 
devotional and distinctively religious side of the Women's Society. 
It is encouraging to know that the prayer bands, Bible Study, and 
Mission Study classes and tithers are multiplying. We desire to ex- 
press Presbytery 's grateful appreciation for all their work means 
to our Church. 

One recommendation your committee would make; that the min- 
isters and clerks of sessions be urgently requested to fill out the 
reports and please to give name of the church and the pastor and the 
total membership in each society. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

E. FEANK LEE, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief was adopted, as follows: 

EEPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHEISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTEEIAL EELIEF 

The churches of Orange Presbytery contributed during the past 
year to the cause of Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief, 
$5,809.09 for the general fund, and $665.00 for the endowment fund, 
making a total of $6,465.09. 

The amount received as loans by our candidates for the ministry 
and mission service was $2,225.00. The amount received by the 
beneficiaries of this Presbytery from the funds of Ministerial Eelief 
was $1,387.50. Two of the beneficiaries of this Presbytery have died 
during the year, viz.: Mrs. B. L. Beall and Dr. E. H. Harding. 

We recommend the approval of applications of Mrs. J. E. Hern- 
don, and Mrs. Lon J. Palmer. 

We now have on our roll twenty-two candidates for the ministry 
and one candidate for mission service. A full report will be given 
at the Fall meeting of Presbytery of the progress these candidates 
are making in their preparation for the ministry. 

We recommend that the following trial parts for licensure be 
assigned: To Mr. M. B. Wyatt — Sermon, Jno. 17:18; Popular Lecture, 
Mat. 7:21-29; Greek Exegesis, Eom. 5:1-11; Thesis, ''The Deity of 
Christ"; to Mr, Hugh H. Hamilton — Sermon, Eom. 6:23; Popular 
Lecture, 1 Cor. 3:12-15; Greek Exegesis, Jno. 15:1-8; Thesis, "The 
Virgin Birth"; to Mr. J. S. Jones — Sermon, Eom. 10:10; Popular Lec- 
ture, Ps. 23:1-6; Thesis, ''Adoption." 



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One of the most vital needs of the Church today is a large in- 
crease in the number of capable, trained spiritual leaders. There are 
780 pastorless churches in our Assembly, and at least 250 ministers 
are needed to supply these churches. Our mission work at home 
and abroad is rapidly expanding, and there is an ever-increasing need 
for workers to man these fields. We lose nearly as many ministers by 
death and retirement every year as annually graduate from all our 
theological seminaries. Our Church has only 599 candidates for the 
ministry and mission service, whereas we should have at least 1000 
boys and girls in training for full-time service in the work of the 
Church. 

Dr. Sweets suggests that every church appoint a permanent Life- 
"W/ork Committee to keep this subject constantly before the young 
people of the Church. Our Executive Committee of Christian Edu- 
cation and Ministerial Eelief has some excellent literature on life- 
service which they will gladly furnish free to any church for dis- 
tribution among the young people. Pastors and sessions are also re- 
quested to send Dr. Sweets the names of promising boys and girls that 
he may send them literature direct from his office. Our Sunday 
schools and Young People 's societies should have some plan by which 
to keep the matter of full-time Christian service before the youth 
of the Church. By all means let us make some special effort to secure 
recruits for the Gospel ministry and mission service. And above all 
let us pray the Lord of the harvest, without ceasing, that He will 
send forth laborers into His harvest. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell of Fayetteville Presbytery was in- 
troduced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

BE IT EESOLVED, by the Presbytery of Orange of the Synod 
of North Carolina, in regular session assembled at its meeting in the 
Church-by-the-Side-of-the-Eoad, Greensboro, North Carolina, on this 
12th day of April, 1923, that the Board of Trusteess of Flora Mac- 
Donald College, located at Eed Springs, North Carolina, be, and it is 
hereby authorized to issue the bonds of the said Flora MacDonald 
College in an amount not exceeding $75,000.00, to be secured by the 
real estate equipment and any other assets of the said Flora Mac- 
Donald College that to the said Board of Trustees may seem wise; 
and the said Board of Trustees are hereby granted the authority to 



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convey by mortgage deed, or deed of trust, such real estate equipment 
and other assets for the purpose aforesaid. 

Said bonds are to bear interest not to exceed 6 i^er cent and may 
be issued in such denominations and ujDon such terms as may seem 
wise to the said Board of Trustees. 

The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used to retire the 
present bonded indebtedness of $40,000, and to pay off certain float- 
ing debts, and shall provide an additional equipment not to exceed 
$5,000. 

This Eesolution shall become effective upon the concurrence of 
the Presbytery of Fayetteville of the Synod of North Carolina. 

The following report on Assembly's Home Missions was 
adopted : 

EEPOET ON ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS 

Your Committee on Assembly's Home Missions would report that 
for the first time in two decades the total receipts for this cause did 
not show a gain over the preceding year, and the Executive Committee 
is obliged to report to the Assembly a debt of $35,000.00 on the year's 
work. 

The total receipts from all sources for Assembly's Home Missions 
for the year ending March 31st, was $523,401.66, which is $20,030.20 
less than the amount received in 1922. Yet there is encouragement 
in the fact that there was an increase in contributions from strictly 
Progressive Program sources, there being a gain of $13,688.10 in con- 
tributions by churches, missionary societies, Sunday schools and in- 
dividuals. However, your Committee would draw attention to the 
fact that the total from Progressive Program sources was $269,442.00 
less than the amount assigned Assembly's Home Missions in the As- 
sembly's benevolent budget, showing that many Synods, Presbyteries 
and Sessions have not recognized the distinctive claim of this en- 
larging and fundamental work. 

Your Committee is gratified to report that in spite of the finan- 
cial discouragements, the year just closed has been a year of remark- 
able ingathering. Eeports from the Presbyteries show that 9,211 were 
added to the churches upon profession and 2,798 by certificate, mak- 
ing a total of 12,009 that were added to the Church during the year 
by the workers aided or supported by the Assembly's Committee. 

In providing material equipment for the various schools and mis- 
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buildings were completed or occujDied, this being the largest gain in 
material equipment of any year during the history of the work. 

Every year it becomes increasingly evident that the Home Mission 
work of the Church cannot be maintained on the old standards. We 
are living in a new day and the church must gird itself to meet the 
new conditions. The church can no longer go into a new field and 
grow by starting a work in an old shack on a side street and no 
longer can the Home Missionary go into the v\"oi'k on the meagre 
salary once paid. 

In every Synod, and in almost every Presbytery, there are in- 
viting fields waiting to be occupied. The mountaineers, the immi- 
grants, the Mexicans, the Jews and the Negroes, all make that peculiar 
appeal. The marvelous development of the South, especially in the 
cities, presents the Church with many exceptional opportunities for 
new and promising enterprises. These opportunities somehow must 
be met, if the Presbyterian Church is to keep pace with the growing 
demands at home and in the foreign field. 

We are informed that at the meeting of the Executive Committee 
in March, when appropriations for 1923-24 were made, applications 
for assistance totaling more than $1,000,000.00 were presented. * 
When the Committee's income is a little more than one-half this 
amount, its financial embarrassment and limitations are readily seen. 

In this new day, when such far-reaching changes are taking place 
in every department of the nation's life, the Church must awaken to 
the fact that the work of Home Missions is not something to be sup- 
ported or neglected as we choose. It is an enterprise of fundamental 
importance not only to the w^elfare of the nation but in the life of 
the Church itself. Home Missions is now a big business and requires 
large resources for its accomplishment. Many Mission leaders are of 
the opinion that Home Missions is the mcst urgent business of 
the Church in this challenging hour of world need. 

The following recommendations are offered for adoption: 

1. That all pastors be urged to preach from time to time on the 
far-reaching importance of the Home Mission enterprise in the life 
of the Church and the nation. 

2. That Presbytery urge the formation of Home Mission Study 
Classes to culminate, if possible, in the observance of Home Mission 
Week in November. 

3. That sessions and congregations be urged to recognize the 
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the Church, and the importance of this cause receiving its full appor- 
tionment in the Church 's Benevolent Budget. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

M. E. HANSEL. 

The following resolution was adopted: 

April 13th, 1923. 
Resolved, That Orange- Presbytery hereby orders the revision and 
publication of the Manual of the History of Orange Presbytery as 
published and revised in the third revision in 1908, including all 
matters of record pertaining to our church in Orange Presbytery 
from 1908 to the present time, and that this revision be known and 
designated, as ''The Fourth Eevision of the Manual of the History of 
Orange Presbytery." 

Eespectfully,' 

J. S. KUYKENDALL. 

The report of Committee on Young People's Work was 
adopted as follows : 

The Committee on Young People 's Work find 39 Young People 's 
Societies organized with a membership of 1125, making total contri- 
bution of $1,648.00. The reports also show three boy's societies with 
a membership of 117 and money raised to the amount of $20.00. The 
reports, we regret to say, seem not to indicate the wide-awake interest 
among our young people that we might seriously wish. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

GEOEGE W. LEE. 

The Committee to Install Rev. S. R. Hope at Madison, 
reported as follows: 

Your Commission met at Madison on Sunday morning, November 
19, 1922. Eev. S. M. Eankin preached the sermon, presided and 
charged the pastor. Euling Elder E. L. Anderson of the Winston 1st 
church, charged the people. 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Sabbath School work was 
adopted, as follows: 

Number of churches making Sabbath School report, 84. 



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1. The Membership — • 

Officers and Teachers 779 

Scholars 8327 

Cradle Eoll 779 

Home Departmet 622 

Total enrollment 10 507 

2. Added to Communion from S". S 347 

3. Classification of Sunday School Eeports — 



(1) One church reports no Sunday School. 

(2) Two churches join in Union S. S. — Danbury-Saxapahaw. 

3. Number of churches or Sabbath schools definitely reported 
the numbers in each department, 13. 

4. Number of Sunday schools reporting with /'yes" and figures 
' 'nine ' ' . 

5. Number Sunday schools reporting department with ''yes," 21. 

6. Number of Sunday schools no department in enrollment nor 
even the existence of any, 11. 

7. Thirteen Sunday schools have regular teachers' conferences. 

8. Twenty-two schools have libaries. 

9. Practically all schools are open 12 months. 

10. Practically all schools use our own literature. 

11. Very little training in memorizing the scriptures and cate- 
chisms. 

12. Several schools according to their reports, are able to ope- 
rate without any current expenses. 



13. Contributions — 

(1) Foreign Missions $1558.00 

(2) Assembly Home Missions 545.00 

(3) Synod's Home Missions 77.00 

(4) Presbytery's Home Missions 40.00 

(5) Congregational Home Missions 529.00 

06) Christian Ed. & Ministerial Relief 397.00 

(7) S. S. Extension and Publication 1201.00 

(8) Educational Institutions 22.00 



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(9) Bible Cause 

(10) Orphans' Home _. 

(11) Current Expenses 

(12) Miscellaneous 



4.00 



2583.00 
10,821.00 
4919.00 



Total 



$22,696.00 

Eespectfully submitted, 

EALPH S. CAESON, Committee. 



Little Eiver was cliosen as the next place of meeting: 
Time, October 23rd, 1923, at 2:00 p. m. 

On motion Presbytery voted that when we adjourn we 
do so to meet in Greensboro, May 14th, 1923, at 2 :00 p. m. 

The Committee to Examine the Minutes of Presbytery 
reported that it had done so and found the minutes correct. 
The report was adopted. 

On motion Presbytery voted to accept its part of the 
financial responsibility for the Secretary of Stewardship of the 
Synod of North Carolina, until the next meeting of Synod. 
This is to be retroactive January 1st, 1923. 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood reported for the committee to install 
Rev. C. D. Whiteley at Efland, Fairfield, Eno, and North Eno. 
Mr. Arrowood stated that he was appointed for this duty a 
year ago and at that time Mr. Whiteley was not ready. Since 
that time he has received no request. The report was received 
and the committee continued. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin reported as to the proposed sale of the 
lot at Jamestown. He requested that the matter be taken off 
the docket. The report was adopted. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin reported that the Nathan Creek prop- 
erty had been sold for $325.00 and the sale confirmed. The 
proceeds go to the Jefferson church when collected. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence reported as follows: 

That A. E. Vail and Eev. Goe. W. Lee were excused for tardinefs. 
Excused after Thursday morning session — A. S. Caldwell, W. 3r. 
Eakestraw, J. W. Crowell and Eev. W. S. Wilhelm. 



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Excused after Thursday afternoon session — Rev. S. R. Hope, 
Robert Labberton, J. A. Fetzer Rev. W. O. Sample, H. L. Crowell, Rev. 
T. W. Simpson, Geo. H. Beall, Rev. R. S. Carson, J. W. Paisley, E. 
C. Turner, C. C. Smith, Rev. J. S. Kennison, Joseph L. Conrad, Rev. 
J. S. Cook, J. D. "Wilson, J. W. Fulcher, Rev. W. S. Milne, J. S. Kuy- 
kendall 

JOSEPH L. CONRAD, Chairman. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin submitted a verbal report for the 
trustees of Davidson College which was received as informa- 
tion, and his diligence commended. 

Dr. D. I. Craig was appointed to prepare a memorial for 
Dr. E. H. Harding, deceased. 

The minutes of today 's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery, after singing a hymn, adjourned with prayer 
and the Apostolic benediction to meet at First church, Greens- 
boro, May 14, at 2 :00 p. m. 

J. S. Kennison, Temporary Clerk. 
C. P. Coble, Permanent Clerk, 

Attest: D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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APPENDIX 



DIRECTORY 

Following is a complete Directory for the present time, having 
been amended by filling all vacancies, April, 1923. 

Moderator — Eev. E. S. Arrowood, Glenwood, N. C. 

Stated Clerk— Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Eeidsville, N. C. 

Permanent Clerk — ^Eev. C. P. Coble, High Point, N. C. 

Treasurer — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Greensboro, N. C. 

TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery — Mr. J. M. Eodgers, Winston, N. C; J. Harvey 
White, Graham, N. C; Mr. E. E. King, Greensboro, N. C; Mr, A, 
M. Scales, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. H. W. Wharton, Greensboro, N. C. 

2. Of Davidson College— Eev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall of 1923); 
Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., (Fall of 1925); Mr. T. E. Johnston, (Fall 
of 1926); Eev. D. H. Scanlon, (Fall of 1923). 

3. Of the Flora MacDonald College — 

1. First Group, term of one year — Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. W. 
E. Potter, D. D., Mr. J. H. White, Eev. D H. Scanlon, D. D., (1923). 

2. Second Group, term of two years — :^ev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. 
J. E. Finley, Mr. E. G. Vaughn and Mr. I. Sprunt Hill, (Fall of 1924). 

3. Third Group, term of three years — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. 
E. M. Williams, Mr. A. M. Scales, and Mr. S. Strudwick, (Fall of 
1925). 

4. Of the Glade Valley High School — 

1. First Group, term of one year — Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. A. 
M. Scales, and Mr. E. E. King, (Fall of 1923). 

2. Second Group, term of two years — Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. T. 
W. Simpson, and Mr. T. B. Finley, (Fall of 1924). 

3. Third Group, term of three years — 'Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. J. 
S. Kuykendall and Mr. W. F. Carter, (Fall of 1925). 



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85 



5. Of Peace Institute — Kev. H. S. Bradshaw, and Hon. A. M. 

Scales, (Fall of 1927). 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Local Home Missions — Eev. S. M. Eaiikin, Chairman, Greens- 
boro, N. C, Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. C. E. Hodgin, H. S. Bradshaw, J. 
S. Foster, Wade C. Smith, E. P. Wharton, A. M. Scales, G. W. Denny, 
J. S. Kuykendall and C. M. Norfleet. 

2. Foreign Missions — Eev. D. H. Scanlon, Chairman; and E. J. 
Davis, Eev. C. W. Eobinson and E. W. Scott. 

3. Assembly's Home Missions and Evangelism — Eev. M. E. 
Hansel, C. F. Myers, E. S. Arrowood, E. G. Vaughn. 

I. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Eev. C. E. Hod- 
gin, Chairman, Greensboro, N. C; Eev. A. W. Shaw, Eev. W. S. Milne 
and Dr. W. C. Smith. 

5. Publication and Sabbath School Extension — Eev. E. S. Arro- 
Avood, Chairman; Eev. C. D. Whiteley, S. S. Strudwick and Eev. E. 
S. Carson. 

6. Bible Cause — Eev. W. O. Sample, Chairman; H. C. Crowel:, 
and George Beall. 

7. Sabbath and Family Religion — Eev. Geo. W. Lee, Chairman; 
Eev. N. E. Claytor and Eev. G. L. Whiteley. 

8. Orphans' Home — Eev. E. M. Williams, Chairman; Eev. J. 
H. Smith, E. L. Anderson, T. E. Foust and Eev. G. L. Wliiteley 

9. Synodical Schools and Colleges — Eev. T. W. Simpson, Chair- 
man; Mr. Harvey White, and Eev. J. S. Foster, D. D. 

10. Woman's Work — Eev. E. Frank Lee, Chairman; Eev. W. 
S. Milne, and J. E. Brown. 

II. Young People's Societies, Etc. — Eev. Geo. W. Lee, Chair- 
man; Eev. Z. V. Eoberson and Mr. Jack Hardin. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Systematic Beneficence and Apportionments — Eev. E. N. Cald- 
well, Chairman; Eev. M. E. Hansel, and the Chairmen of the Executive 
Committees. 

2. Printed Records of Presbytery — Eev. C. W. Ervin, Chairman; 
Eev. J. S. Kennison, Wl. F. Carter. 



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3. Laymen's Missionary Movement — Mr. E. J. Davis, Chairman 
and Eepresentative. 

4. Auditing — Mr. E. J. Davis, and W. L. Sharpe. 

5. Committee on Orders — The Moderator, Chairman, the Stated 
Clerk and Pastor of church where Presbytery meets. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

1. Latin and Greek Exegesis — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. M. E. 
Hansel, and W. F. Carter. 

2. Greek, Hebrew and Logic — Eev. W. D. Moss, Eev. T. W. 
Simpson, Eev. M. S. Huske. 

3. Mathematics and Physical Science — Eev. C. W. Eobinson, 
Chairman, Z. V. Eoberson and J. H. Smith. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — Eev. C. F. Myers, Chairman; 
W. O. Sample, and P. H. Gwynn. 

1. Theology— Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Eev. H. S. Bradshaw, Eev. 

C. W. Eobinson, Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. S. M. Eankin. 

6. Church History— Eev. N. E. Clay tor, Eev. E. E. Henderlite, 

D. H. Scanlon. 

7. Church Government and Sacraments — Eev. T. M. McConnell, 
D. D., Chairman; A. W. Shaw, J. S. Foster. 

8. Men's Organization of the Presbytery — Charles Norfleet, T. 
D. Dupuy, P. H. Gwynn, Jr., J. H. Carter, E. H. Claytor, Wade C. 
Smith, W. G. Branham. 



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87 



ORANGE PRESBYTERIAL ASSESSMENT, 1922-23 



Alamance __ $55.00 

Asbiiry 7.00 

Asheboro 6.00 

Church by Side of Eoad- 40.00 

Bethany 6.00 

Bethel 25.00 

Bethesda 8.00 

Bethlehem 12.00 

Beulah 1.00 

Blaeknall Memorial 20.00 

BufPalo 45.00 

Burlington 65.00 

Carson Memorial 1.00 

Chapel Hill 13.00 

Church of Covenant 80.00 

Clark Memorial 3.00 

CoUinstown 1.00 

Cross Roads 20.00 

Dakotah 2.00 

Danbury 2.00 

Dan River 9.00 

Durham First 200.00 

East Burlington 1.00 

Ebenezer 1.00 

Edgemont 20.00 

Efland 5.00 

Elim 1.00 

Elkin 5.00 

Elmira 5.00 

Eno 7.00 

Fairfield 5.00 

Flat Rock 5.00 

Gilead 4.00 

Glade Valley 4.00 

Graham 60.00 

Glenwood 10.00 

Greensboro First 300.00 

Greenwood 2.00 

Griers 8.00 

Hawfields 30.00 

High Point 65.00 

Hills 2.00 

Hillsboro 22.00 

Hurdle Mill 1.00 

Irving Memorial 1.00 



Jefferson 2.00 

Leaksville 8.00 

Lexington 50.00 

Little River 28.00 

Madison 15.00 

Mebane 40.00 

Midway 15.00 

Milton 12.00 

Mt. Airy 53.00 

New Hope 13.00 

North Eno 5.00 

North Wilkesboro 25.00 

North Winston 30.00 

Obids 1.00 

Peak Creek 1.00 

Piedmont 7.00 

Pine Hall 2.00 

Pine Ridge 6.00 

Pleasant Garden 4.00 

Pleasant Grove 3.00 

Red House 7.00 

Reidsville 50.00 

Reynolda 24.00 

Rocky Ridge 1.00 

Roxboro 8.00 

Sandy Ridge 1.00 

Saxapahaw 4.00 

Shiloh 4.00 

Smvrna 4.00 

South Lowell 1.00 

Speedwell 10.00 

Spray 16.00 

Springwood 15.00 

Stoneville 3.00 

Stony Creek 12.00 

Thomasville 6.00 

Trinity Avenue 10.00 

Waughtown 12.00 

Wentworth 1.00 

Westminster 90.00 

Wilkesboro 3.00 

Winston First 200.00 

Yanceyville 6.00 



Total $1,988.00 



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THE PEESBYTEEY OF OEANGE SUBMITS TO THE GENEEAL 
ASSEMBLY FOE THE YEAE ENDING MAECH 31, 1923, 
THE FOLLOWING EEPOET ON SYSTEMATIC 
BENEFICENCE: 











go 5 






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o 




OBJECTS 


^ O 








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o 


Foreign Missions 


56 


$69,752 


Assembly's Home Missions 


54 


19,631 


Synod's Home Missions j 


56 


8,454 


Presbytery's Home Missions 


56 


8,440 


Congregational Home Missions 


22 


12,911 


Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief__ 


55 


6,894 


Sabbath School Extension and Publication 


53 


3,196 


Educational Institutions 


53 


96,615 


To Bible Cause _ _ 


53 


676 


Orphan Homes 


58 


24,251 


Miscellaneous 




29,501 


Total 




1 

$280,321 





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89 



THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE SUBMITS TO THE GENERAL 
ASSEMBLY FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1923, 
THE FOLLOWING REPORT ON 
CHURCH SOCIETIES: 



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43 


39 


3 


2813 


1125 


117 


$16 112 


$ 282 


$ 


3 441 


100 




2 978 


37 




2 557 


37 




1 432 


47 




1 960 


62 




399 


26 




10 992 


81 




165 


2 




5 860 


57 




7 552 


349 


20 


8 131 


568 




$61 579 


$ 1 648 


$ 20 



Number of Societies Reported 

Total Membership 

BENEVOLENT CONTRIBUTIONS: 

Foreign Missions 

Assembly Home Missions 

Synod's Home Missions 

Presbytery's Home Missions 

Congregational Home Missions 

Christian Education & Min. Relief 

Sunday School Extension & Pub 

Educational Institutions 

Bible Cause , 

Orphans ' Homes 

Current Expenses & Contingent Fees 
Miscellaneous Contributions 

Total for all purposes , 



OFFICIAL RECORDS 
OF 

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MINUTES 

OF 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTH SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 
LITTLE ER^EE CHUECH 
OEANGE COUNTY, N. C. 
OCTOBEE 23-25, 1923 
AND OF 

Intermediate Meetings 



Brady Printing Company, 
Statesville, N. C. 
1923 



Called Meeting 



Reynolda, N. C, July 1st, 1923. 

Pursuant to a call of the Moderator, Orange Presby- 
tery met at Reynolda church, July 1st, 1923, at 4:00 p. m. 

Those present were Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Moderator ; 
Dr. J. S. Foster, Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. R. M. Williams, 
and Ruling Elders Thomas Patterson and J. S. Kuykendall. 

Presbytery was opened with prayer by Dr. A. W. Craw- 
ford. The Moderator read the call for the meeting, which 
stated that the purpose of the meeting was : 

(1) To receive Rev. D. Clay Lilly, D. D., from the 
Presbytery of West Lexington, Ky., and arrange for his 
installation. 

(2) To consider an overture from Concord Presbytery 
for the transfer of Yadkin County into the territory of 
Orange Presbytery. 

On motion the call was found in order. 

Dr. Lilly presented his letter of transfer from West Lex- 
ington, Ky., Presbytery, to Orange Presbytery, which was 
found in due form, and approved. 

The Moderator, Rev. R. S. Arrowood, conducted the ex- 
amination on Experimental Religion, which examination was 
unanimously sustained. 

Dr. J. S. Foster conducted the examination on Theology, 
which was unanimously sustained. 

Rev. S. M^. Rankin conducted the examination on Church 
Government and the Sacraments, which was unanimously sus- 
tained. 



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Motion was made and carried that the examination be 
sustained as a whole. Adopted. 

Dr. Lilly presented a call from Reynolda church, and 
the records of the congregational meeting of Reynolda church, 
which were read by the Moderator. The call was found in 
order and placed in Dr. Lilly's hands. 

Dr. Lilly formally announced his acceptance of the call. 

Motion was made and unanimously carried, that Rev. 
Charles F. Myers, Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. R. M. Williams 
and Ruling Elder J. S. Kuykendall, constitute the commission 
to install Dr. Lilly, immediately after the adjournment of 
Presbytery. Dr. Myers to preach the sermon. Rev. R. M. 
Williams to charge the pastor, and Rev. S. M. Rankin to 
charge the people, and this program was fully carried out. 

The overture proposing the transfer of Yadkin County, 
from Concord, to Orange Presbytery, was discussed and or- 
dered deferred for action till the Fall meeting of Presbytery. 

There being no further business, Presbytery adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

J. S. KUYKENDALL, Temporary Clerk. 



Attest: D. L CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



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95 



Called Meeting 



Greensboro, N. C, Sept. 20th, 1923. 

Orange Presbytery met in call session in the First Pres- 
byterian church, Greensboro, N. C, September 20, 1923, at 
2 :30 p. m., according to call, and was opened with prayer 
by the Moderator. 

Present: Ministers — Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Moderator, 
Rev. C. F. Myers, D. D., Rev. E. Frank Lee, Rev. W. P. 
Robertson, Rev. Z. V. Roberson, Rev. W. S. Milne, Rev. J. R. 
Offield, Rev. R. S. Carson, Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Rev. R. L. Berry, Rev. Geo. W. Lee, Rev. T. F. 
Haney and Rev. A. W. Shaw. Ruling Elders — John W. 
Wharton, Buffalo, R. A. Gilmer, Alamance. 

Rev. A. W. Shaw was appointed Clerk. 

The call was then read and found in order, which is as 
follows: 

Greensboro, N. C, Sept. 10th, 1923. 

The requirements of the Book of Church Order having been 
complied with, Orange Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the 
First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, Sept. 20th, 1923, at 2:30 
o'clock p. m. 

The following matters to be acted upon: 

1. Consider the resignation of Eev. E. Frank Lee, and dissolve 
the pastoral relations existing between him and the Buffalo Pres- 
byterian church. 

2. Consider the resignation of Eev. W. S. Milne, and dissolve 
the pastoral relation existing between him and Alamance church. 

EOB'EET S. AEEOWOOD, Moderator. 

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Buffalo church and requested that the pastoral relation be 
dissolved. The church was heard from through its Elder, 
John W. Wharton, who stated that the church had concurred 
with Rev. E. Frank Lee in the request. 

On motion the request was granted and the pastoral re- 
lation between Rev. E. Frank Lee and the Buffalo church 
was dissolved, to take place Sept. 1, 1923. 

Rev. W. S. Milne offered his resignation as pastor of Ala- 
mance church and requested that the pastoral relation be 
dissolved. The church was heard from through its Elder, R. 
A. Gilmer, who stated that the church had concurred with 
Rev. W. S. Milne in the request. 

On motion the request was granted and the pastoral re- 
lation between Rev. W. S. Milne and the Alamance church 
was dissolved to take place September 30, 1923. 

The minutes were read and approved. Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer by Rev. Z. V. Roberson. 

R. S. ARROWOOD, Moderator. 
A. W. SHAW, Clerk Pro Tern. 

Attest : D. 1. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



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Adjourned Meeting 



Greensboro, N. C, May 14, 1923. 

The Presbytery of Orange met at 2 :00 p. m., according 
to adjournment, in the Smith Memorial Building of the First 
Presbyterian church of Greensboro, and was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. E. S. Arrowood. Rev. J. W. Clegg 
made the opening prayer. 

Present — Revs. R. S. Arrowood, S. M. Rankin, D. I. 
Craig, R. M. Williams, J. W. Clegg, Wade C. Smith, C. F. 
Myers, J. R. Offield, C. E. Hodgin, and Elders M. G. Newell, 
T. 0. Long, and W. F. Carter. 

Licentiate C. G. Smith was received by certificate from 
East Hanover Presbytery. 

Candidates J. H. Carter and H. C. Hamilton presented 
themselves before Presbytery for licensure, and Licentiate 
C. G. Smith for ordination. All these young men being 
college graduates their college diplomas were accepted in 
lieu of an examination on their literary course. They were 
examined in open Presbytery on Experimental Religion and 
Motives for Seeking the Ministry, Theology, Church Govern- 
ment and Sacraments, and these examinations were severally 
sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. 

H. C. Hamilton presented a Greek Exegesis on Phil. 2 :5- 
11, a popular lecture on 1st Cor. 3 :11-15, and a thesis on 
' ' The Virgin Birth of Christ. ' ' All of these were approved 
as highly satisfactory. 

Licentiate C. G. Smith preached his trial sermon for 
ordination from the text 1st Peter 2 :21. J. H. Carter preach- 
ed his trial sermon for licensure from Jno. 6 :68-69, and H. 



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C. Hamilton preached from Jno. 12 :21. These sermons were 
all approved as satisfactory parts of trial. The examinations 
were then sustained as a whole. C. G. Smith was ordained 
according to the Book of Church Order, his father, Rev. Wade 
C. Smith, offering the ordination prayer. J. H. Carter and 
H. C. Hamilton were licensed to preach the gospel according 
to the Book of Church Order. Mr. Carter was licensed as an 
extraordinary case as he did not take the full Seminary 
course. 

The usual form of License and a copy of the Holy 
Scriptures were presented the Messrs. Carter and Hamilton, 
by Dr. Craig, the Stated Clrek, and a Certificate of Ordina- 
tion was presented to Mr. Smith. 

Mr. Smith was ordained as a local evangelist in Stokes 
county, but has offered his services to our Executive Com- 
mittee of Foreign Missions and expects to go soon to the 
foreign field. 

After the reading of the minutes Presbytery adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. R. M. "Williams, to meet at the Call of the 
Moderator, during the sessions of Synod in October, next. 

R. S. ARROWOOD, Moderator. 
C. E. HODGIN, Clerk Protem. 



Attest : D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



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Adjourned Meeting 



Graham, N. C, October 11, 1923. 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Presbytery of Orange, 
met at the call of the Moderator, Rev. R. S. Arrowood, in 
the Graham Presbyterian church at 1 :45 p. m. The meeting 
was opened with prayer by Rev. R. L. Berry. 

The following members of Presbytery were present : 

Ministers — R. S. Arrowood, D. I. Craig, C. P. Coble, W. 
0. Sample, J. S. Kennison, D. H. Scanlon, E. Frank Lee, 
J. R. Offield, E. N. Caldwell, R. L. Berry, T. W. Simpson, M. 
E. Hansen, W. R. Potter, R. S. Carson, J. S. Cook, M. S. 
Huske, J. H. Smith, J. S. Morrow, G. W. Lee, T. F. Haney, 
N. R. Claytor, D. Clay Lilly, W. P. Robertson, C. E. Hodgin, 
A. W. Shaw and R. E. Henderlite. 

Elders— P. H. Gwyn, Jr., Reidsville ; R. W. Scott, Haw- 
fields, C. C. O'Brien, Waughtown, L. G. Morrow, Bethlehem. 

The minutes of the last adjourned meeting, May 14, 
1923, were read, corrected and approved. 

By unanimous vote the Presbytery passed the following 
resolution : 

''The Board of Trustees of Flora McDonald College are 
authorized to sell to J. Talbot Johnson a ten acre tract of 
land situated near Aberdeen, which land had formerly been 
conveyed to the college by Mr. Tsyon." 

The above is similar to an action taken 'by Fayetteville 
Presbytery, joint owner with Orange of the property of 
Flora McDonald College. 

An overture from Concord Presbytery regarding the 
transfer of Yadkin County to Orange, was presented. Ac- 



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tioii on said overture was rendered unnecessary, by action of 
Synod today, creating new Presbyteries and changing the 
boundaries of Presbyteries. 

The following resolution offered by Dr. D. I. Craig was 
adopted : 

Eesolved, That the Presbytery of Orange does hereby most 
heartily commend the congregation of Hawfields church in their 
desire and efforts to secure a small parcel of ground and erect upon 
it a suitable Memorial Stone or Tablet, marking the location of the 
old burying ground, and the spot upon which the original Hawfields 
church was built, and where the original Orange Presbytery was 
organized in 1770. 

We, therefore, recommend that a committee be appointed, con- 
sisting of Mr. Eobert "W. Scott, Chairman, and Kev. M. E. Hansell, 
pastor of the Hawfields congregation, Mr. Sheppard Strudwick of 
Hillsboro, Mr. Wm. E. White of Mebane, and Mr. J. Harvey White 
of Graham, and Mr. E. P. Wharton of Greensboro, and Dr. D. I. 
Craig, of Eeidsville, to secure the parcel of ground desired, to solicit 
the necessary funds required, and to carry out the wishes of the 
congregation and the Presbytery of Orange. 

This resolution was likewise adopted by the Synod of 
North Carolina. 

Rev. E. Frank Lee requested permission to labor without 
the bounds of Orange Presbytery. The request was granted. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Rev. W. R. 
Potter to meet in the Little River church, October 23, at 
2:00 p. m. 

R. S. ARROWOOD, Moderator. 
C. P. COBLE, Permanent Clerk. 



Attest: D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk, 



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Little River Church, Orange County, N. C. 

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1923. 

Pursuant to adjournment the Presbytery of Orange met 
in its three hundred and seventh stated session, in the Little 
River church, Oranjge County, N. C, Oct. 23, at 2 :00 p. m., 
and after the sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. R. S. 
Arrowood, from Eph. 3 :14-19, the Presbytery was constituted 
with prayer by Rev. D. 1. Craig, D. D. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 

Ministers Ruling Elders Churches 

D. I. Craig, D. D 

C. W. Eobinson (2) 

S. M. Eankin (2) 

J. S. Morrow (Col.) 

W. O. Sample (2) H. L. Crowell Eoxboro 

N. E. Claytor (2) 

E. L. Berry 

C. P. Coble 

W. P. Eobertson J. W. Pickett (2) Cross Eoads 

J. C. McCulloch (2) Stony Creek 

T. W. Simpson F. A. Williamson (2) Durham First 

G. L. Whiteley 

E. N. Caldwell J. C. Walker Graham 

W. S. Milne (2) 

E. S. Arrowood 

W. P. McCorkle E. L. Barnwell Piedmont 

M. E. Hansen J. C. Gibson Hawfields 

E. E. Henderlite J. F. Allison -_ Little Eiver 

M. S. Huske W. B. Milner Eeidsville 

W. E. Potter, D. D T. A. Barnwell Burlington First 

J. S. Cook 

G. L. Cooper * 

J. F. Offield 

E. H. Stone 

George W. Lee (2) 



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Ministers 



Ruling Elders 



Churches 



C. G. Smith 



Jonas Barclay 



T. S. Neal _ 

D. Clay Lilly^ D. D., (2)__C. A. Kent 



-Bethesda 
-Eeynolda 
Alamance 
-Hillsboro 



D. C. Stewart (2) 
S. Strudwick (2)^ . 

E. J. Barker 



Elkin 



C. D. WMteley (2) 



A. T. Whitsett 
E. J. Davis _- 



Midway 

Westminster 



Rev. E. N. Caldwell was elected Moderator by acclama- 
tion, Elder E. J. Davis was elected Temporary Clerk. 

The minutes of the called meetings at Reynolda church, 
J^ly 1st, and at the Greensboro First church, Sept. 30th, and 
tfie minutes of the adjourned meetings at Graham, Oct. 11, 
were read and approved. 

Presbytery heard an address by Rev. A. W. Crawford, 
Superintendent of Synod's Home Missions. The Presby- 
tery passed the following resolutions : 

' ' This Presbytery has heard with pleasure and profit, the 
address of Rev. A. W. Crawford, and that we, as a Presby- 
tery, pledge our best efforts to carry out the work outlined 
in his address." 

In view of the fact that a legacy left by a member of 
the Mount Vernon Springs church, at that time, within the 
bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery, and by the terms of the 
legacy to be administered by Fayetteville Presbytery and 
in view of the fact that the Mount Vernon church has now 
been transferred to Orange Presbytery, Rev. Jonas Barclay 
offered the following motion which was carried: 

''That Orange Presbytery appoint a special committee 
to investigate the terms of this legacy with the view to trans- 
ferring the administration of this legacy to this Presbytery." 



* 

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The Moderator appointed the following committee for 
this duty: Rev. R. C. Gilmore, Hon. A. C. Ray, and Mr. Sew- 
all. 

Special order was taken for tomorrow at 10 :00 a. m., to 
hear Rev. C. G. Vardell, in behalf of Flora McDonald College. 

It was also made a special order of the day at 3 :30 p. 
m. tomorrow, to hear Mr. J. B. Spillman on the subject of 
Stewardship. 

The pastor recommended the following hours for this 
meeting of Presbytery^ which was adopted : 8 :45 a. m. to 
12:30 p. m.; 2:00 p. m., to 4:30 p. m. That fifteen minutes 
be spent to opening devotional exercises with a sermon at 
11 :00 a. m. That to-morrow evening at 7 :30 be devoted to 
the report on Foreign Missions and if that be not ready then 
a sermon. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer until tomorrow at 
8:45 a. m. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1923. 

Presbytery assembled at 8 :45 a. m., and was led in de- 
votional service by Rev. J. S. Morrow, after which business 
was resumed. 

Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and approved. 
The following were excused for tardiness and enrolled: Rev. 
D. Clay Lilly, D. D., Rev. R. H. Stone, Rev. C. G. Smith, 
Rev. C. W. Robinson, Rev. W. S. Milne, Rev. T. W. Simpson, 
Rev. George W. Lee, Rev. R. L. Berry, Rev. M. E. Hansell, 
Elders S. Strudwick, Hillsboro, C. A. Kent, Reynolda, J. F. 
Allison, Little River, D. C. Stewart, Alamance, J. E. Pickett, 
Cross Roads, J. C. McCulloch, Stony Creek, J. G. Gibson, 



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Hawfields, E. A. Williamson, Durham First, R. J. Barker, 
Elkin, Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

Calls and Supplies — Rev. M. S. Huske, J. W. Pickett. 

Minutes of General Assembly and Synod — Rev. Jonas 
Barclay, Rev. C. W. Robinson, Rev. R. S. Arrowood, A. T. 
Whitsett. 

Leave of Absence— BjeY. R. H. Stone, J. C. Walker. 

Resolution of Thanks — Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., Wal- 
lace Millner. 

It was made the order of the day for 2 :00 p. m. to hold 
a conference on matters arising out of the creation of new 
Presbyteries and changes in Presbytery's lines, making it 
necessary to change our committees and determine other 
questions, confronting the Presbyteries involved. 

A communication from Fayetteville Presbytery advising 
us of the action of their Presbytery in regard to an endow- 
ment campaign for Flora McDonald College was read. Ac- 
tion was deferred until after Rev. C. G. Vardell should be 
heard. 

A communication from Rev. W. T. Thompson, D. D., re- 
questing that he be excused from attendance upon this meet- 
ing of Presbytery was read and Dr. Thompson was excused. 

A communication from Dr. W. T. Thompson reporting 
his attendance as a Commissioner to the last General Assem- 
bly was read. Dr. Thompson stated that he attended all the 
sessions of the Assembly and discharged the duties which were 
placed upon him. The report was adopted and his diligence 
commended. 

A communication on Men's Work was referred to the 
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A letter from Eev. E. Wayne Thompson, asking to be 
excused from attendance upon this meeting of Presbytery, 
and that he be permitted to labor without our bounds until 
our next stated meeting, was read. The request was granted. 

A letter from Rev. Z. V. Roberson giving excuse for ab- 
sence from this meeting of Presbytery was read and he was 
excused. 

A communication from Rev. M. E. M,elvin was referred 
to the Committee on Stewardship. 

A communication from Davidson College was read to 
the Presbytery and referred to the Committee on Schools and 
Colleges. 

Rev. J. S. Cook, Rev. W. P. Robertson and J. A. Barn- 
well were appointed a special Committee on Schools and 
Colleges, to which was referred communications from Flora 
MacDonald and Davidson Colleges. 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood made a report on Sunday School 
Work which was adopted. 

EEPOET OF COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOL EXTENSION 
AND PUBLICATION 

During the past year the Sunday schools of our Presbytery seem 
to be going steadily forward. 

Our Superintendent of Sunday Schools and Young People 's 
Work, Mr. Claude Carr, is doing excellent work in our bounds and 
throughout the Synod. This committee heartily commends his work 
to the churches. 

During the coming months three Standard Training Schools for 
Sunday School Workers will be held in the bounds of Orange Pres- 
bytery. Several others are contemplated. 

Eespectfully submitted 

EOBEET S. AEEOWOOD. 

A communication from Rev. W. M. Hunter reporting 
action of Synod on contributions of Schools and Colleges was 
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matters affected by the changing bonndaries of Presbytery. 

The nomination of Commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly was postponed until the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

The following report was adopted: 

Your Commission, consisting of Eevs. S. M. Eankin, E. N. Cald- 
well, C. W. Ervin and Euling Elders A. E. Vail, J. C. Crawford, and 
John Burgess, met in the Jefferson church, at 11:00 a. m., on Sunday, 
July 15th, Eev. E. N. Caldwell preached the sermon, and Mr. Stone 
was regularly ordained and installed pastor of the Jefferson church, 
according to the requirements of the Book of Church Order. Eev. 
S. M. Eankin presided, propounded the constitutional questions and 
charged the people. Eev. C. W. Ervin charged the pastor. 

On Monday evening, July 16th, the Commission met in the Obids 
church and installed Mr. Stone, pastor there. Eev. S. M. Eankin 
preached the sermon, propounded the questions and charged the 
people. Eev. C. W. Ervin charged the pastor. 

On Tuesday, July 17th, at 11:00 a. m., the Commission met in 
the Ebenezer church and installed Mr. Stone, pastor there. EeV. 
S. M. Eankin preached the sermon, propounded the questions and 
charged the pastor. Eev. C. W. Ervin charged the people. On Tues- 
day afternoon, July 17th, at 4:00 p. m., the Commission met at Peak 
Creek and installed Mr. Stone^ pastor there. Eev. C. W. Ervin 
preached the sermon and charged the people. Eev. S. M. Eankin 
propounded the question and charged the pastor. 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

The above report was adopted. 

The committee to install Rev. D. Clay Lilly, pastor of 
the Reynolda church, reported this duty performed July 
the first. The report was adopted. 

Eev. R. S. Arrowood reported that the commission to 
install Rev. C. D. Whiteley at Fairfield, Efland, Eno and 
North Eno had not performed their duty. No request hav- 
ing come from Mr. Whiteley or the churches and no time for 
same having been set. This report was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies, and Mr. Arrowood 's committee 
was discharged. 



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The following Memorial of Dr. E. H. Harding prepared 
by Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., was read and adopted by rising 
vote : 

REV. EPHRIAM HENRY HARDING, D. D. 

Dr. Ephriam Henry Harding was born at Oxford, N. C, November 
3, 1832, and quietly passed to his eternal and blessed reward at the 
home of his daughter, Mrs. F. H. Whitaker, at Davidson, N. C, on 
February 9th, 1923, having reached the remarkable age of 90 years, 
3 months and 6 days. 

Dr. Harding was the second son of the Eev. Dr. Nehemiah H. 
Harding and Hannah Smith, his wife. This man was the honored 
Stated Clerk of Orange Presbytery from 1835 to 1848. He moved 
from Oxford, N. C, to Milton, N. C. in 1836, and was the pastor 
of Milton church until his death in 1849. 

Thus it will be seen that Dr. E. H. Harding, the subject of this 
sketch, grew up and spent the greater part of his young life at Milton, 
N. C. He never ceased to love this place, the people, nor the church 
there, of which he was the regular pastor or Stated Minister for three 
or four times at different intervals during his life. 

Dr. Harding was a student in the celebrated Caldwell Institute 
at Hillsboro, N. C, under the direction of Dr. Alexander Wilson in 
1848, and from there he went to Hampden Sidney College, Virginia, 
in 1825, and entered the sophomore class and remained two years. 
He then entered Union Theological Seminary at Hampden Sidney, 
Va., and remained the full term of three years. He was licensed to 
preach the Gospel by Orange Presbytery in April, 1858, and he was 
ordained by the same body in July, 1859. It was during this event- 
ful year that he was happily married, January 19, 1859, to Miss Mary 
D. Eichmond, and soon afterwards he accepted his first pastorate 
and became the settled pastor at Black Walnut church in Halifax 
County, Va. 

During the Civil War from 1862 to 1865, Dr. Harding was Chap- 
lain of the Famous 45th Eegiment, N. C. Troops, and was captured 
by the Union Army at Petersburg, Va., in April, 1865, where he 
had remained with a^ sick comrade, but was paroled a few weeks 
later. 

After the war was over, he returned to Milton, N. C, and 
taught school for a year or more, then he became pastor at Concord, 
N. C, at Augusta, Ky., at Charlotte Second church, N. C, at Graham- 
N. C, and at Farmville, Va., besides his varied ministry at Milton, 
N. C. 



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Dr. Harding was a hard student and a fluent speaker as well as 
a fine writer. He devoted himself especially to the study of The- 
logy, Methaphysics, and Literature, both English and the Ancient 
Classics. He loved His Greek Testament and read and studied it 
almost to the end of his life. He was a fine scholar, an impressive 
speaker, a genial companion, a most interesting conversationalist and 
a most courteous and lovable Christian gentleman. 

His writings in the religious press and in magazines covered a 
long period of time, but they were never collected and published in 
permanent form, with one exception — he once delivered an address 
at Union Theological Seminary at Hampden Sidney, Va., under the 
title, ''The Manifestation of Christ to the Believer," which was 
published in pamphlet form by the Philadelphia Board of Publica- 
tion. He frequently lectured at Hampden Sidney College, at the 
old Seminary and at the State Normal Schools and elsewhere. 

After his ordination by Orange Presbytery in 1859, he was trans- 
ferred and received back again three times by the old Presbytery, 
the last time in 1905, that he might become the pastor of his old 
home church at Milton, N. C. This was his last pastorate and lasted 
about five yeajs. 

In June, 1910, he retired from active work, after more than 
fifty years of continuous service as a Presbyterian minister. He 
removed to Davidson, N. C, and spent the last years of his life 
there in the home of his daughter, Mis. F. H. Whitaker, and that 
he might be near to his son. Dr. C. E. Harding, a member of the 
Davidson College Faculty. His wife preceded him to the grave 
about twelve years prior to his decease, and for several weeks be- 
fore his death, it is said he suffered much physical pain, but he was 
confident and triumj)hant in Faith and the blessed assurance of an 
abundant entrance into the Kingdom above. 

He was buried by the side of his devoted wife in the Davidson 
College cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. C. 
M. Eichards, assisted by Dr. M. E. Sentelle and Dr. T. W. Lingle. 

His was a long and useful life and he will be greatly missed, 
especially by the older members of Orange Presbytery, t-he Synod 
of North Carolina, and a host of friends. 

''Servant of God, well done! 
Eest from thy loved employ, 
The battle fought, the victory won. 
Enter thy Master 's joy. ' ' 

D. I. CEAIG. 



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A call from the Flat Rock church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. R. L. Berry was referred to Rev. J. S. Foster, 
D. D., convener of the new Presbytery. 

The Commission to organize a church at El Bethel sub- 
mitted the following report which was adopted : 

Your Commission, consisting of Revs. S. M. Rankin and J. W. 
Clegg, and Ruling Elder John Wilson, appointed to organize a church 
at El Bethel, Rockingham county. May 6th, 1923. A sermon was 
preached by Rev. S. M. Rankin, after which the church was duly 
organized according to the requirements of our Book of Church 
Order, with fifty-two charter members — fifty by certificate and two 
on profession of faith and baptism. Messrs. Jason Barns, B. B. Hol- 
land, and H. D. Hollemen were elected Ruling Elders. The first two 
having been elders in the Leaksville church, were installed, and Mr. 
Hollemen was ordained and installed. Messrs. Tony Holland, E. C. 
Radford, and W. H. Roberts were elected deacons. The first two 
having been deacons in the Leaksville church, were installed. The 
installation of Mr. Roberts was deferred to a later date. El Bethel 
Presbyterian church was chosen as the name of the new organiza- 
tion. The church called Rev. J. W. Clegg as Stated Supply. The 
church has fine prospects of growth and usefulness. 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 

A letter from Rev. J. S. Foster, D. D., giving excuse for 
non-attendance upon this meeting of Presbytery and report- 
ing his attendance as a Commissioner to the last General 
Assembly was read. He was excused for non-attendance and 
his report as Commissioner was received and adopted. A 
letter from Elder Charles M. Norfleet reporting his attend- 
ance as Commissioner to the last General Assembly was re- 
ceived and adopted. The diligence of Dr. Foster and Mr. 
Norfleet were commended. 

At 11 :00 a. m. Presbytery heard a sermon by Rev. eTonas 
Barclay from the text. Acts 11:26. Presbytery took recess 
until 2 :00 p. m. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery resumed business at 2 :00 p. m. 

Rev. C. G. Yardell, D. D., of Fayetteville Presbytery, 
was introduced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 
Dr. Vardell was heard in the interest of Flora McDonald 
College. He urged the importance of making this an ''A" 
grade college and presented a request from the Board of 
Trustees urging this Presbytery to »take similar action to 
that of Fayetteville Presbytery, viz. : to launch a campaign 
to raise $150,000 in this Presbytery for Endowment Fund 
for Flora McDonald College. In view of the changes made 
by Synod in Presbyterian lines by the last meeting of Synod, 
and in view of other considerations, action on the above re- 
quest was postponed to an adjourned meeting of Presbytery 
to be held in the First Presbyterian church at Greensboro, 
N. C, Tuesday, Nov. 6th, at 2:00 p. m. 

An open conference upon the problems arising out of the 
creation of new Presbyteries, was held. These problems re- 
lated largely to the problems of Presbytery's Home Mission 
work and its educational work. After discussion, Orange 
Presbytery, by vote, pledged to the new Presbytery to the 
West, adequate financial support in its Home Mission work, 
as long as the same shall be necessary. 

Rev. D. 1. Craig, D. D., chairman of the committee to 
revise the Manual stated that the changes of Presbyterial 
bounds will delay the completion of the work and requested 
more time. The request was granted, and Revs. E. N. Cald- 
well, and M. S. Huske were added to the committee. 

Rev. W. P. Robertson offered his resignation as pastor 
of the Cross Roads and Stony Creek churches and requested 
that the pastoral relation between him and the Cross Roads 
and Stony Creek churches be dissolved. The Cross Roads 
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that church did not concur with the pastor in his request. 
The Presbytery declined to dissolve the pastoral relations be- 
tween Mr. Robertson and these churches. 

Rev. C. P. Coble invited the Presbytery to hold its Spring 
meeting in the High Point church. The invitation was iman- 
imously accepted and the time fixed was April 15, 1924, 8 :00 
p. m. 

Elder R. J. Barker presented a call from the Elkin 
church for the pastoral services of Licentiate J. H. Carter 
for all his time at a salary of thirteen hundred dollars per 
3^ear. The call was referred to the committee of Calls and 
Supplies. 

Rev. W. S. Milne requested permission to labor outside 
our bounds until the next stated meeting of Presbytery. Pres- 
bytery took recess until 7 :00 p. m. 



EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7 :00 p. m. and heard a sermon 
by Rev. E. N. Caldwell on the text Psalm 34:5. 

A letter from Rev. M. P. Farrior, a member of Orange 
Presbytery and a missionary to Mexico, was read to the Pres- 
bytery. The letter gave interesting facts concerning his field 
from the need of the word. The letter was received as in- 
formation. 

Mr. J. B. Spillman, Secretary of Stewardship of the 
Synod of N. C, made an interesting and helpful address. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer until nine a. m. tomorrow. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

October 25, 1923. 
Presbytery reconvened at 9:00 a. m., and devotional 
services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., after 



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which Presbytery resumed business. Minutes of yesterday's 
sessions were read and approved. 

The minutes of the Synod were referred to the committee 
on Minutes of the General Assembly for examination. 

The following' report of the Committee on Stewardship 
was adopted with the recommendations : 

EEPOET OF THE STEWAKDSHIP COMMITTEE OF ORANGE 
PEESBYTERY 

Your attention is called to the detailed report of the Every-Mem- 
ber Canvass for the year beginning April 1st, 1923, that was published 
in the Presbyterian Standard September 19th. The total amount sub- 
scribed to the Benevolent Causes shows an increase of $13,655. Cur- 
rent Expense shows an increase of $48,328 over last year; total in- 
crease $62,082. This is very encouraging, yet there are some very 
distressing features. There were 43 of the 89 churches with a mem- 
bership of 2,764 that made no report of their Every-Member Canvass. 
There were also 3,628 members in the churches that made an Every 
Member Canvass that are reported as not having made a subscription 
to either the Current Expenses or the Benevolent Causes. This means 
that we are reporting 6,492 members as not having made a subscrip- 
tion out of the 12,514 in the Presbytery April 1, 1923. If our mem- 
bers are not being trained in their duty as stewards they are not 
only missing the joy of service, but the work of the church is suffer- 
ing by their failure to contribute to its support. It is very evident 
that we will have no trouble in paying our full quota for the year 
beginning April 1, 1924, and the increase in the pastors salaries 
recommended if we get our members contributing upon a weekly 
proportionate basis. We herewith submit the following recommenda 
tions: 

1st. That the Benevolent quota for the year beginning April 
1st, 1924, be odoptcd. (See Table back of these Minutes.) 

2nd. That the Secretary of Stewardship of the Synod be in- 
structed to write to the clerk of session of each church that has been 
asked to increase their pastor's salary, calling the attention of the 
session and board of deacons to this action and ask that they arrange 
to comply with the request. 

3rd. That the Woman's Auxiliary and other church societies be 
urged not to undertake special benevolent work for causes that have 



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not been approved by either the Assembly, Synod, Presbytery, or 
Session, until the entire benevolent quota for each cause has been 
fully subscribed by their church. 

4th. That the Benevolent funds be distributed according to the 
following percentages: Foreign Missions, 33.3 per cent; Assombl.y 's 
Home Mission, 16.; Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief, 7.5; 
Sunday School Extension, 2.; Assembly's Training School, .6; Bible 
Cause, .6; Synod's Home Missions, 10.; Educational Institutions, 10.; 
Barium Springs, 7.5; Presbytery's Home Missions, 12.5 per cent. 

5th. That all churches be urged to organize the Men of the 
Church according to the plan of the Assembly 's Committee on Men 's 
Work. 

6th. That the quotas herewith submitted to pay the expenses of 
the Stewardship Committee be adopted. These quotas were pro- 
rated to the churches upon the basis of their Benevolent quotas as 
recommended by the Synod. 

7th. That the expenses of the Stewardship Committee be under- 
written to the amount of $530.00 for the calendar year for 1924, and 
that the Treasurer of the Home Mission Committee be instructed to 
pay one-twelfth of this amount each month until such a time as the 
churches of the Synod are i^aying a sufficient sum to meet the ex- 
penses of the Synod's Stewardship Committee. 

8th. That the Thanksgiving Offering and Sunday School Ofeering 
to Barium Springs be not counted as part of the quota, but that all 
churches be urged to make these offerings in addition to the amount 
assigned to Barium Springs in the Benevolent quota. 

9th. That the Secretary of Home Missions of Presbytery be in- 
structed to ask all Treasurers ' to send all funds for benevolences to 
Kev. C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer of Presbytery. 

10th. That the action of Presbytery at its Spring meeting di- 
viding the ten per cent of benevolences for educational institutions 
and designation of four per cent for Glade Valley School be recinded. 

The following report of the Committee on Bible Cause 
was adopted: 

Your Committee on Bible Cause would submit the following 
report : 

From the Bible Society Eecord we gather a few facts: 



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1. Outland Plan for the Officers of the Society for 1923— The 

Board of Managers on recommendation of the budget for 1923, mak- 
ing appropriations for the various phases of the Society's work in 
all parts of the woild to the amount of $1,160,777. This is an increase 
of about forty thousand dollars over the budget of 1922, estimated 
increase from sales and gifts and foreign field. This budget is, 
however, $244,467 less than the Society felt it should ask. The 
friends of the cause are asked to give as generously as possible dur- 
ing the coming months that the work may be advanced throughout 
the world. 

2. How this Income is Raised. — The Society has an endowment 
of two million dollars, yielding an income of about ninety-six thou- 
sand dollars. The sale of books is estimated to bring in five hundred 
and thirty thousand dollars. The remainder required, must come 
from the gifts of churches and individuals. Nearly half of the So- 
ciety's program must be financed by the generosity of Christian peo- 
ple who believe that the circulation of the Scriptures is fundamental 
to the whole missionary enterprise of the church. 

3. Agencies — There are nine agencies in the home land and 
twelve agencies in the foreign lands. There are many sub-agencies 
and colporteurs giving their whole time to the work of distribution. 

4. The South Atlantic Agency, in which we are immediately 
concerned, includes the six States of Virginia, West Virginia, North 
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, with headquarters 
at Richmond, Va. In this territory there are eight thousand churches. 
There are four million, one hundred and tv/enty thousand mountain- 
eers in this area, probably less than ten per cent of whom have 
adequate church advantages. There are twelve hundred mining 
centers, lumber camps, and road construction camps. There are sev- 
enteen hundred cotton mills, saw mills, and factories with forces 
of men located in this area. It is estimated that there are in this 
territory one hundred and fifty thousand families without the word 
of God. 

5. Orange Presbytery contributed for the year ending March 
31st, six hundred and seventy-nine dollars. This is two dollars more 
than the year before. We recommend: 

(1) That Presbytery re-afiirm its unshaken belief in the integ- 
rity of the Holy Scriptures as the inspired word of God, and the 
only infalible rule of faith and practice. 

(2) That Presbytery urge upon all churches using the Asseni- 



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bly's plan of finance not to fail to give the full percentage to the 
Bible Cause. 

(3) That the churches not using the Assembly's plan take an 
offering for the Bible Cause in the month of September. 

W. O. SAMPLE 
H. L. CEOWELL, 
GEOEGE H. BELL. 

The following report of the Committee on Presbytery's 
Home Missions was adopted: 

During the past six months we have had nineteen men employed 
in our Home Mission fields and they have served 38 churches and 
15 mission points. A detailed report will be made at the Spring 
meeting of the Presbytery: 

A few changes have taken place since our last regular meeting: 

Eev. E. H. Stone has been ordained and installed pastor of the 
churches in Ashe county. Mrs. J. D. Foster has given a lot, and we 
are now erecting a manse at Jefferson. 

Eev.. E. L. Berry has resigned his work in Stokes county and 
has accepted the call to the new Flat Eock church in Mount Airy. 

Licentiate J. W. Mann had to give up his work at Asheboro be- 
cause of ill health. We recommend that the sympathy of the Presby- 
tery and its best wishes for a speedy recovery be extended to him. 

On the first of October, Eev. C. G. Smith resigned his work in 
the Danbury group and accepted a call from the Asheboro church. 

Two young men from the Seminary have done fine work for us 
the past summer. Mr. D. E. Freeman labored with Mr. Stone in 
Ashe county. Had this territory remained a part of our Presbytery 
v/e were planning to have him locate here upon his graduation in 
May. 

Mr. J. S. Jones has served Elmira and East Burlington churches. 
A chapel has been built at East Burlington. Elmira church has rais- 
ed fifteen hundred dollars for salary and has called Mr. Jones. It 
is hoped he may accept and take charge on his graduation in May. 
The church is commended for its zeal and liberality. 

Licentiate J. H. Carter has accepted a call from the Elkin 
church. The church has made a large increase in its subscription 
to salary and is to be commended. 



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We were not able to secure a price to justify in the selling of 
the manse at Sparta, and we are now having it repaired. We were 
planning to recommend to Presbytery the placing of an additional 
man in Alleghany county, had this territory remained in our bounds. 

There are sixteen churches divided into five pastoral charges in 
the new territory transferred to us by Synod from Fayetteville 
Presbytery. Two of these groups are largely supported bv Home 
Mission funds. Fayetteville Presbytery is paying twenty-four hun- 
dred dollars for the support of these two groups. We recommend 
that the same appropriations as given by Fayetteville Presbytery be 
made for these groups from January 1, 1924, until the Spring meet- 
ing of the Presbytery. 

As the boundaries of our Presbytery now stand, we have twenty- 
nine home mission churches, ten mission points divided into twelve 
pastorates. Salaries, alone, not counting church and manse erection, 
will cost us eight thousand dollars. The total apportionment on 
the churches for this cause according to the new table is about twelve 
thousand and two hunderd dollars. 

We recommend that the following appropriations be approved: 

One hundred dollars for repairing the Ebenezer church building; 
one hundred and fifty dollars for repairing Carson Memorial building; 
six hundred dollars for repairing the manse at Sparta; one hundred 
and forty dollars for the debt on the Pleasant Garden church build- 
ing; two hundred dollars for the debt on the Elmira church building; 
two hundred dollars for the Midway church debt. 

We recommend that Elmira and Shiloh churches be formed into 
one pastoral charge, and that Piedmont and East Burlington churches 
be grouped together. 

S. M. EANKIN, Cliairman. 

Presbytery also voted to give five hundred dollars to aid 
in the erection of a church at Hurdle s Mills. 

The Home Mission Committee was authorized, in con- 
nection with the Yanceyville and the Bethseda churches, to 
sell the manse at Yanceyville. 

Rev. W. P. McCorkle offered his resignation as pastor of 
Piedmont and Shiloh churches, and asked for dissolution of 
the pastoral relations between him and those churches to take 
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was granted and this pastoral relation was dissolved and he 
was elected pastor-at-large in this Presbytery. 

A committee was appointed consisting of Rev. D. I. 
Craig, W. R. Potter, Jonas Barclay, and E. N. Caldwell, to 
address a communication to Brother McCorkle, expressing the 
Presbytery's deep appreciation of his services and sympathy 
for him in his infirmities. Dr. Craig led the Presbytery in 
special prayer for Rev. W. P. McCorkle, Rev. H. S. Bradshaw 
and Elders Thomas Wilson and Joseph Woods, all of whom 
are suffering from infirmities. 

Chairman of the Home Missions Committee was instruc- 
ted to write to Rev. W. McC. White, D. D., notifying him 
that Rev. R. E. Henderlite desires to be relieved as pastor 
of the South Lowell church. 

The following resolutions offered by Rev. E. N. Caldwell 
was adopted : 

Recognizing the unparalleled opportunities about us, and the 
situation having arisen from Presbyterial territorial readjustment, 
together with the fact that a committee has been appointed to re- 
vise the Manual and bring it up to date, and recognizing the ne- 
cessity of filling forty-seven vacancies in Presbytery's Committees, 

Be it Resolved: That to assist the Manual Committee, Presbytery 
hereby declare vacant, the personnel of all committees. 

That further, committee be appointed to nominate all committees 
and fill all vacancies wherever occurring in trusteeships and that 
this committee shall not function until the Committee on Manual 
Revision makes its rex:>ort at the adjourned meeting of Presbytery. 

The following Committee on Nominations are appointed: M. E. 
Hansen, Chairman, W. R. Potter, D. D., D. I. Criag, D. D., W. B. 
Milne, J. H. White. 

The following report of the special committee on Schools 
and Colleges, was adopted: 

Your special Committee on Schools and Colleges, would submit 
the following report: 



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We note with pleasure the progress made by Davidson College. 
We are glad to hear of the eighty-two who are students for the 
ministry. We commend the student body for abolishing hazing 
in the college. We recommend the adoption of the Synod's recom- 
mendation in regard to schools and colleges. 

J. S. COOK, 

J. A. BAENWELL. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Belief made the following report, which was adopted: 

EEPOET ON CHEISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINISTEEIAL 

EELIEF 

The report of your committee at this time is concerned chiefly 
with our candidates for the ministry. A full report of all depart- 
ments of the work of Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief will 
be presented at the spring meeting of Presbytery. 

We are sorry to report that two of our candidates for the min- 
istry, W. L. Cooper, Jr., nd Eobt. C. White, have definitely decided 
not to enter the ministry and have requested that their names be 
dropped from our roll of candidates. Mr. Cooper served the Pres- 
bytery as Principal of the Glade Valley School for five years, and 
Mr. White taught in the same school for four years. They are both 
now connected with the Hawfields High School, and will probably 
make teaching their life work. We recommend that their request 
be granted and their names be dropped from our roll of candidates. 

After dropping these two names we still have on our roll three 
Licentiates and eighteen Candidates. Our Licentiates are J. W. 
Mann, J. H. Carter, and H, C. Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton has returned 
to Union Seminary for his Senior year. He made an unusually fine 
report in his studies last year, making grade ' ' A " in every study. 

M. B. Wyatt and J. S. Jones did good work in the Middle class 
at Union Seminary last year and have returned for their Senior 
year. F. Marion Dick made a good record in the Junior class at 
Union Seminary last year and has returned for his second year. A. 
Y. Gibson graduated from Davidson College last spring and has en- 
tered the Junior class at Union Seminary this fall. 

E. M. Cochran is a student this year at Louisville Seminary tak- 
ing the English course in Theology. 

Carl E. Eankin is teaching in New York city and pursuing his 



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studies in Columbia University. He expects to go to the Foreign 
Field next year as a teacher. 

Six of our candidates are pursuing their studies at Davidson 
College this year, viz.: O. J. Allison, J. E. Phipps, A. C. Claytor, 
E. D. Witherspoon, Cary J. Hansel, and Wilbur L. Hodgkin. 

E. M. Hundley is a member of the Freshman class at Hampden 
Sidney College. 

Thos. J. Voss will finish his course in the Winston-Salem High 
School this year and will enter Davidson College next fall. 

Carl A. Montgomery is working this year in Greensboro and 
expects to enter college next fall. 

Your commiittee has had no report from J. H. Gentry and Frank 
S. Johnstone as to their plans for this year. 

The following candidates have applied for loans from the funds 
of Ministerial Education, viz.: J. S. Jones, M. B. Wyatt, F. Marion 
Dick, A. V. Gibson, O. J. Allison, A. B. Claytor, E. D. Witherspoon, 
Jas. E. Phipps, Cary J. Hansel, E. M. Hundley, E. M. Cochran, 
and Thcs. J. Voss. We recommend that all of these applications 
be approved. 

Eev. W. P. McCorkle and Mrs. John A. Gilmer have aiDplied 
for aid from the funds of Ministerial Eelief. Wo recommend that 
these applications be approved. We also recommend that the ap- 
propriation to Dr. D. I. Craig be increased $200.00. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Resolution of Thanks submitted the 
following report, which was adopted: 

The Presbtery of Orange in session at the Little Eiver church, 
October 23rd, to the 25th, hereby expresses to the pastor and people 
of the Little Eiver church our most hearty thanks and genuine ap- 
preciation of their abundant hospitality and many kindnesses and 
courtesies extended to us during the meeting of Presbytery. We es- 
pecially thank the good women of the church and community for the 
splendid dinners so graciously served on the ground at the noon hour. 
May "the blessing of the Lord, which maketh rich and addeth no 
sorrow" rest upon all of these homes and all these friends w^ho have 
thus contributed to our comfort and pleasure. 

WILLIAM E. POTTEE, Cliairman. 



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The committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

First, Presbytery's attention having been called to tlie fact that 
Eev. C. D. Whiteley has never signified whether or not he intends 
to accept the call to Eno, North Eno, Fairfield and Efland churches, 
vv^e recommend that he be requested to immediately inform Presby- 
tery of his intentions, and if he does not intend to accept, that he 
arrange with the officers of the churches to act as Stated Supply. 

Second, That action on the call of the Elkin church for the pas- 
toral services of Licentiate J. H. Carter, be deferred until the ad- 
journed meeting of Presbytery. 

The Board of Trustees of the Glade Valley High School 
submitted the following report, which was adopted: 

1. The school has opened with an enrollment of over 100, the 
largest we have ever had. Our rooms are crowded. 

2. We have an excellent faculty as follows: Mr. E. B. Eldridge, 
Superintendent, Mr. J. O. Overcash, Principal, Miss Cornelia Mc- 
Laurin, Lady Principal, Mr. B. C. Thompson, and Miss Jane Ervin, 
Teachers in the High School; Mrs. Grace ConoUey in the Grammar 
Grades, Miss Laura Gray Green, Music Teacher, Mrs. E. B. Eldridge, 



Matron. 

3. Financial. Income for 1922-1923: 
EECEIPTS 

From students $4,366.71 

From Auxiliaries 2,258.10 

From Assembly's Home Mission Committee 900.00 

From Church Collections 618.87 

From Miscellaneous sources 768.01 



Total $8,911.69 

DISBUESEMENTS 

Salaries _-_$4,105.00 

Boarding Department 2,229.77 

Lighting and Heating 794.98 

Farm Expense 917.51 

Miscellaneous 818.00 



Total . $8,865.26 



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BILLS PAYABLE 

Salaries $1,640.00 

Labor 65.00 



Total $1,705.00 $1,705.00 

Bills Eeeeivable $ 675.00 

Cash in Bank $ 51.23 



Total $ 726.23 $ 726.23 



Net Deficit for the year $ 978.77 

We applied $1000 of the receipts from the Million Dollar Cam- 



paign to take care of this deficit. 
4. Equipment Fund. 

EECEIPTS 

From Million Dollar Campaign , $2,336.00 

From Jennie Gilmer Legacy 500.00 

From Miscellaneous sources 237.82 

Keported September 22 $4,940.74 



Total $8,014.56 

DISBUKSEMENTS 

Insurance $ 253.66 

Eepairs $ 834.30 

Deficit in operating expense 1,000.00 



Total $2,087.96 

On hand June 1, 1923 $5,926.60 

Invested as follows: 

Libert Bonds $2,100.00 

Loan on First Mortgage 3,500.00 

Oak Eidge Institute Bond 100.00 

Balance in Bank 226.60 



$5,926.60 

As the 'territory now covered by the new Presbytery in the 
Northwestern part of the State, and was formerly the territory of 
Orange Presbytery, with four counties added, we recommend that 
the two Presbyteries join in ownership and control of the school, and 
that each Presbytery appoint five members on the Board of Trustees. 

S. M. EANKIN, 
Chairman of the Board of Trustees. 



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Adopted and recommended to be forwarded to the new 
Presbytery in the Northwestern part of Synod, with indica- 
tion of the approval of this Presbytery, 

The following report of the Committee on Minutes of 
Assembly and Synod, submitted the following report which 
was adopted: 

Your Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly and of 
Synod would call attention of Presbytery to these recommendations 
of the Assembly: 

That Mission Study classes be organized in all churches, using 
for coming year, Mrs. Erickson's book, ''The White Fields of Ja- 
pan. ' ' The second week in November is advised for the observance 
of Home Mission week. 

It is recommended that in view of the scarcity of ministers, the 
Home Mission Committees seek out competent laymen for service in 
the vacant churches. 

That Synods and Presbyteries be urged to arrange for meetings 
of Synod in advance of the Presbyteries. 

Assembly urges an earnest effort to secure the necessary contri- 
butions for the Equipment Fund for Foreign Missions. 

The Presbyteries and Synods are directed to appoint Permanent 
Committees on Men's Work, in so far as they have not already done 
so. 

All churches are requested to offer prayer for each approaching 
meeting of the General Assembly. 

KECOMMENDATIONS 

Inasmuch as Presbyteries are requested to meet after Synod, we 
hereby overture the Synod of North Carolina, to approximate its 
time of meeting to an earlier date than has been usual, that Pres- 
byteries may meet before the inclement weather prevails. 

That we find no corrections to be made in Synod 's Minutes. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

JONAS BAECLAY. 

Revs. N. R. Claytor and S. M. Rankin were authorized 
to make such disposition of the Elim church and school 
property as they may deem proper. 



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The Committee on Leave of Absence reported as follows : 

The following brethren were, for sufficient reasons, excused for 
tardiness and for leaving before adjournment: 

For Tardiness— T. S. Neal, R. L. Berry, R. H. Stone, C. G. Smith. 

For Non-Attendance^ — E. Frank Lee. 

For Leaving Before Adjournment — C. P. Coble, C. W. Robinson, 
T. W. Simpson, E. A. Williamson, W. S. Milne, Geo. W. Lee, N. R. 
Claytor, J. W'. Pickett, W. P. Robertson, D. C. Stewart. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. H. STONE, 
J. C. WALKER. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer and the Apos- 
tolic benediction, to meet in the First Presbyterian church, 
Greensboro, N. C, November 6th, at 2:00 p. m. 

E. N. CALDWELL, Moderator, 
E. J. DAVIS, Temporary Clerk. 
C. P. COBLE, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : D. I. CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 



OFFICIAL RECORDS 
OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CRITICISMS OF THE SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 



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1,117 73 67 



1 $102,447 ? 1.864 $ 1,640 



NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF TREASURERS: 
Per Cenl. * 

33.3 Foreign llissions— Mr. Edwin F. Willis. Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. 
16. Assembly's Home Missions— Mr. A. N. Sharpe. 1522 Hurt Buildme. Atlant: 
7.5 Christian Education and Ministerial Relict— Mr. John Stites. Fifth and 5Is 
2. Publication and Sunday School Work— Mr. R. E. Magill. 6-S North Sixth < 
.6 Bible Cause— Gilbert Darlington, Bible House, New York City. 
.6 Assembly's Training School- Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, Richmond, Va 
Synod's Causes: 

10, Synod's Home Missions— Rev. A. W. Craivford, Greensboro, N. C. 
10. Educational Institutions— Mr. F. L. Jackson, Davidson College, N. C. 
7.5 Barium Springs Orphanage— Mr. J. B. Johnston, Barium Springs, N. C. 

12.5 Prcsbyterps*Home'Missions— Mr. Waldo Porter, Greensboro, N. C. 

Rcv'^c'e' HoXn"Gr?ensbOTofN'''c.'''''' 
Presbytery's Expense Fund: 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin. Greensboro, N. C. 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTH SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

High Point Presbyterian Church 

guilford county, n. c. 
April 15-17^ 1924 

AND OF 

Intermediate Meetings 



Brady Printing Company, 
Statesville. N. O. 

1924 



ADJOURNED MEETING 



Smith Memorial Building, 
Greensboro, N. C, Nov. 6, 1923. 

Orange Presbytery met in the Smith Memorial Build- 
ing, Greensboro, N. C, according to adjournment, at 2:00 
o'clock p. m., and was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
E. N. Caldwell, and opened with prayer by Rev. W. S. Milne. 

The following members were present: Revs. E. N. Cald- 
well, D. I. Craig, J. W. Clegg, C. W. Ervin, J. S. Foster, P. 
H. Gwynn, Jonas Barclay, T. F. Haney, M. E. Hansel, C. 

Hodgin, M. S. Huske, E. Frank Lee, Geo. W. Lee, D. 
Clay Lilly, W. S. Milne, C. F. Myers, W. R. Potter, S. M. 
Rankin, W. P. Robertson, A. W. Shaw, J. H. Smith, R. M. 
Williams; and Elders W. L. Cooper, Hawfields; E. J. Davis, 
Westminster; A. J. Eanes, Spray; P. H. Gwynn, Reidsville; 
C. C. O'Brien, Waughtown; E. A. Ranson, 1st church Greens- 
boro; J. C. Walker, Graham; A. T. Whitsett, Midway, and 
J. Harvey White. 

The committee on the Revision of the Manual presented 
a partial report, which was taken up paragraph by paragraph, 
discussed, amended and adopted as far as it went, including 
pages from 57 to 80 of Part II. (See old Manual). This re- 
port contemplated an entire change in the personnel of all 
the Officers, Committees and Boards of Trustees in the Pres- 
bytery. 

The adjustment of the ownership and control, and other 
matters, concerning Glade Valley High School, now in a new 
Presbytery was deferred until the spring meeting of Presby- 
tery. 

The Rev. W. M. Hunter and Dr. C. G. Vardell were in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as corresponding 
members. 



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The Rev. Mr. Hunter was heard in the interest of Schools 
and Colleges. 

On motion the Rev. Jonas Barclay was added to the 
Committee on Nominations, appointed at Little River chnrch. 

The Rev. Dr. C. G. Vardell was now heard in the interest 
of the endowment of Flora McDonald College, as also was 
heard Mr. J. Harvey White. Dr. Vardell read certain pre- 
pared resolutions to the Presbytery, but these resolutions 
were not submitted or adopted in the form presented. The 
Presbytery, however, did adopt a verbal resolution, in sub- 
stance as follows : 

Resolved, that Orange Presbytery willingly assumes its just and 
proportionate share of the $150,000.00 endowment needed, but upon 
the basis of the $150,000.00 asked for from Orange Presbytery as con- 
stituted previous to the meeting of Synod in 1923. 

The Rev. E. N. Caldwell and M,essrs. W. W. Morrison 
and C. F. Chapin, were appointed a committee to have charge 
of the campaign to raise the endowment for Flora McDonald 
College in conjunction with the Trustees of the College. 

A call was presented from the Elkin church for the pas- 
toral services of Licentiate J. H. Carter for all his time at 
a salary of $1,200 per annum. 

On motion, the recent examination of Mr. J. H. Carter 
for Licensure as an "extraordinary case" having been sus- 
tained as satisfactory, we recommend that the call be placed 
in his hands and that the following commission be appointed 
to ordain and install him pastor at Elkin on December 2, 
1923, if the way be clear: Rev. C. W. Robinson to preside. 
Rev. Dr. Lilly to preach. Rev. G. W. Lee to charge the pastor 
and Hon. W. F. Carter to charge the congregation. 

On motion the action of Presbytery in referring the call 
from the Flat Rock church for the services of Rev. R. L. 
Berry to the proposed new Presbytery was recinded. The 
call was placed in Mr. Berry's hands and accepted by him, 
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appointed to install him pastor at Flat Rock on the same 
day, December 2, 1923. The Rev. Z. V. Roberson to charge 
the people instead of Mr. Carter as in the other case. 

The Rev. C. W. Ervin made satisfactory excuse for non- 
attendance upon the meeting of the Assembly. 

Superintendent E. B. Elridge was heard with interest 
on the work and needs of Glade Valley High School. 

The report of the committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief was presented and adopted, and is printed 
in the Fall Minutes. 

The committee on Nominations presented the following 
report which was adopted: 

Following is a complete Directory for the present time, having 
been amended by filling all vacancies, November 6, 1923. 

I. OFFICERS 
Stated Clerk — Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D. 
Permanent Clerk — Eev. C. P. Coble. 
Trea.surer — Eev. C. E. Hodgin. 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery— Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. E. E. King, Mr. H. W. 
Wharton, Mr. E. S. Parker, Jr., Mr. G. W. Denny. 

2. Of Davidson College— Eev. C. E. Hodgin (Fall 1926); Eev. 
D. I. Craig (Fall 1925); (Two to be added Spring Meeting). 

3. Of Flora MacDonald College — 

(1) First Group— (one year) (1924); Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. 
M. E. Hansel, Mr. E. G. Vaughn, Mr. J. Sam. White. 

(2) Second Group— (Two years) (1925) Eev. C. P. Coble, Rev. 
W. E. Potter, D. D., Eev. E. C. Gilmore, Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Third Group— (Three years) (1926) Eev. E. M. Williama, 
Eev. C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. S. Strudwick. 

3. Of Glade Valley High School— 

(1) First Group— (One year) (1924) Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. 
McBryde Holt, Mr. W. Lee Cooper, Jr. 



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(2) Second Group— (Two years) (1925) Mr. G. W. Denny, Mr. 
E. P. Wharton. 

III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

(1) Home Missions — Eev. E. N. Caldwell, Chairman; Eev. M. S. 
Huske, Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., Rev. C. E. Hoclgin, Rev. R. S. Arro- 
wood, Rev R. C. Gilmore, Mr. Waldo Porter, Mr. J. Harvey White, 
Mr. T. D. Dupuy, Mr. S. G. Morgan. 

(2) Foreign Missions — Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., Chairman; Rev. 
C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. E. J. Davis. 

(3) Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — Rev. G. L. White- 
ley, Chairman; Mr. A. W. McAllister, Rev. J. H. Smith. 

(4) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Chairman; Rev. A. W. Shaw, Dr. W. C. Smith. 

(5) Sabbath. School and Young People's Work — Rev. J. S. 
Cook, Chairman; Rev. W. P. Robertson, Mr. Jno. 0. Corbett. 

(6) Woman's Work— Rev. E. Frank Lee, Chairman, Rev. S. R. 
Hope, Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

(7) Men's Work — Mr. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Chairman; Rev. Wade 
C. Smith, Mr. A. C. Ray, Mr. R. C. White, Mr. Harry Barton. 

(8) Synodical Schools and Colleges — Rev. Jonas Barclay, Rev. 
P. H. Gwynn, Mr. R. W. Scott. 

(9) Orphans' Homes — Rev. R. M. Williams, Chairman; Rev. G. 
L. Whiteley, Mr. T. R. Foust. 

(10) Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Rev. N. R. 
Claytor, Rev. R. E. Henderlite, Mr. R. A. Gilmer. 

(11) Stewardship — Rev. M. E. Hansel, Chairman and Secretary; 
Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. E. N. Caldwell, Mr. T. D. Blair, Mr. A. C. 
Ray. 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

(1) Printed Records of Presbytery — Rev. W. P. Robertson, Rev. 
C. L. Wicker, Mr. J. A. Rankin. 

(2) Auditing Committee — Mr. W. L. Sharpe, Mr. Irvin Craw- 
ford. 



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V. EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

(1) Language— Rev. R H. Gwynn, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. W. 
D. Moss, D. D. 

(2) Theology— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. 
H. S. Bradshaw, D. D. 

(3) Church History, Government and Sacraments — Rev. A. W. 
Shaw, Chairman, Rev. N. R. Claytor, Rev. C. L. Wicker. 

Res]3ectfully submitted, 

M. E. HANSEL, Chairman, 
D. I. CRAIG, 
JONAS BARCLAY, 
J. H. WHITE, 
W. R. POTTER. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin, for himself and for Elders R. A. Gil- 
mer and A. W. McAlister, reported their attendance upon the 
General Assembly. Approved. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. W. P. 
Robertson to meet in the High Point church, April 25, 1924, 
at 8:00 p. m. 

E. J. Davis, Temporary Clerk. 



Attest — D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR SPRING MEETING 



High Point, N. C, April 15th, 1924. • 

Pursuant to adjournment the Presbytery of Orange met 
in its 308th session on Tuesday, April 15th, 1924, at 8 :00 p. 
m., in the High Point Presbyterian church. Rev. E. N. Cald- 
well, the retiring Moderator, preached the opening sermon 
from the text Psalm 90:1-2. After the sermon Presbytery 
was constituted with prayer by the Moderator. 

Roll call showed the following in attendance at this Pres- 
bytery : 

Ministers Elders Churches 

D. L Craig, D. D 

C. E. Hodgiii P. N. Pritchett Westminster 

S. M. Rankin 

R. M. Williams C. J. Angle Church of Covenant 

P. H. Gwynn 

N. R. Claytor J. T. Kilby Milton 

W. O. Smith Red House 

W. D. Moss, D. D F. F. Bradshaw Chapel Hill 

C. P. Coble G. W. Denny High Point 

E. Frank Lee (2) 

W. P. Robertson J. H. Tate Cross Roads 

T. M. McConnell, D.D. (2)_ 
J. W. Clegg (2) 

C. D. Whitely (2) Dr. C. N. Hughes Eno 

A. W. Shaw W. L. Mason Mebane 

G. L. Whitely (2) J. W. Paisley (2) Bethel 

E. B. Wheeler Springwood 

E. N. Caldwell J. Harvey White Graham 

W. S. Milne 

R. S. Arrowood W'. B. Mayhew Glenwood 

A. T. Whitsett Midway (G) 

W. P. McCorkle C. C. Brown Piedmont 

J. H. Wood E. Burlington 

Wade C. Smith 

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Ministers Elders Churches 

M. E. Hansen J. P. Kerr Hawfields 

M. S. Huske R. S. Montgomery Reidsville 

W. R. Potter, D. D. 

J. S. Cook 

Jonas Barclay A. C. Ray Pittsboro 

W. H. Garner Goldston 

C. L. Wicker J. M. Mclver Gulf 

J. P. Gilliam Pocket 

S. R. Hope W. S. Byerly Madison 

C. G. Smith J. M. Neeley Asheboro 

M. A. Ray L. E. McNair Salem 

W. J. McDonald St. Andrews 

J. W. Crowell Yanceyville 

T. S. Neal Bethesda 

S. J. Cobb Pleasant Grove 

W. C. Rankin (2) Alamance 

T. J. Kirkland New Hope 

W. B. Trollinger BufPalo (G) 

H. M. Williams Sanford 

E. A. Ransom Greensboro 1st 

G. M. G. Harrington Broadway 

Thirty ministers and thirty-four elders. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay was elected Moderator, and Rev. R. 
S. Arrowood, Temporary Clerk. 

The report of the committee on Orders was submitted 
and adopted as follows: 

Meet at 9:00 a. m. for devotional services; business till 12:00 
m., recess till 2:00 p. m. Re-convene at 2:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m. and 
at 8:00 p. m., to adjourn at will. That at 8:00 o'clock tomorrow 
evening Presbytery will hear the report of the committee on Foreign 
Missions and addresses upon that subject. 

Mr. J. H. Kennedy of King's Mountain, representative 
of the committee on Synod's Home Missions and Elder P. H. 
Gwyn, Jr., Chairman of the Men's Work in this Presbytery, 
were extended the privileges of the floor. 

Rev. W. W. McMorries of Tiger's Valley Presbytery, 
was introduced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 



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Presbytery adjourned with prayer by the Moderator to 
meet at 9:00 o'clock Wednesday. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Wednesday, April 16th, 1924. 

Presbytery re-convened at 9 :00 a. m. Devotional ex- 
ercises were conducted by Eev. S. R. Hope, after which the 
Presbytery resumed business. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

The minutes of intervening meetings, adjourned and 
call meeteings, were read and approved. 

Calls from the Bethesda, Pleasant Grove, Griers, and 
Yanceyville churches were read and referred to the Committee 
on Calls and Supplies. 

The Moderator announced the following standing Com- 
mittees : 

Calls and Supplies — W. P. Robertson, C. G. Smith, A. 
W. Shaw, G. M,. G. Harrington, and P. N. Pritchett 

Installations— N. R. Claytor, W. S. Milne, W. L. Mason. 

Narrative to General Assembly — C. E. Hodgin, R. M. 
Williams, A. C. Ray. 

Sessional Duties — R. E. Henderlite, Wade C. Smith, J. 
W. Crowell. 

Statistical and Systematic Beneficence — S. M. Rankin, J. 
S. Cook, and E. A. Ransom. 

Every Memher Canvass Reports — M. E. Hansell, B. M. 
Carson, C. L. Wicker, and H. M. Williams. 

Sessional Records — M. A. Ray, J. G. Pritchett, C. J. 
Angle, J. P. Kerr, J. P. Gilliam, W. S. Byerly, T. S. Kirkland, 
R S. Montgomery, and W. B. Mayhew. 



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Nominations — C. E. Hodgin, W. R. Potter, G. W. Denny, 
and A. T. Whitsett. 

Leave of Absence — J. H. Tate, W. H. Garner. 

Auditing Committee — P. H. Gwyn, E. A. Ransom, R. S. 
Montgomery. 

Resolutions of Thanks — S. R. Hope. 

Minutes of Synod — Wade C. Smith, N. R. Claytor, S. J. 
Cobb. 

A call from the Asheboro church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. C. G. Smith was read and referred to the committee 
on Calls and Supplies. 

A communication from the Buffalo church requesting 
that the grouping of the Midway and Buffalo churches be 
dissolved, was read. Both the Buffalo and Midway churches 
were heard from through their representatives at this Pres- 
bytery and the request was granted and the group dissolved. 

The following ministers and elders were enrolled: 

Rev„ W. P. McCorkle, Rev. C. D. Whiteley, Rev. J. W. 
Clegg, Mr. J. H. Wood, E. Burlington church; Dr. C. M. 
Hughes, Eno ; W. J. McDonald, St. Andrews ; W. C. Rankin, 
Alamance ; J. Harvey White, Graham ; and Rev. T. M. Mc- 
Connell, D. D. 

Presbytery voted to hear P. H. Gwyn, Jr., at this time on 
Men's Work in this Presbytery. Mr. Gwyn gave his report 
and pending its adoption, Elder A. C. Ray was heard in a 
short address on Men's Work. Mr. Gwyn's report was adopt- 
ed, as follows: 

EEPOET OF PEESBYTEEY'S COMMITTEE ON MEN'S WOEK 

In order to ascertain what work was being done in the individ- 
ual churches along the line of organized men's work, your committee 
sent out the following questionnaire to each minister in Orange 
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1. Do you have a Men's Organization in your church? 

2. If so, does it follow the plan of the General Assembly's 
Permanent Committee on Men's Work? 

3. If you are following a different plan, please outline same. 
The following is a compilation of the information received from 



the above inquiries: 

No. of inquiries sent out 27 

No. of replies received 22 

No. of churches with organized men's work 8 

No. organized according to Assembly's P'lan 4 

No. of churches without any form of men 's work 19 



From the above it is apparent that only about 30 per cent of 
the churches with pastors, in the Presbytery, are making any effort 
to utilize in an organized way the man power of the church. Only 
about 15 per cent are organized along the lines suggested by our 
General Assembly. There is no Presbyterial organization of the men. 

The goal of the committee is every church organized according 
to the Assembly's Plan, and then a strong, active organization of 
the men in the Presbytery for the purpose of filling pulpits tem- 
porarily vacant, doing mission Sunday school work, organizing men's 
evangelistic clubs, and in every way possible, offering themselves 
for the promotion of the work of the Kingdom. 

P. H. GWYN, Jr., Committee. 

April 29, 1924. 

Mr. J. H. Kennedy of King's Mountain Presbytery, rep- 
resentative of the Executive Committee of Synod's Home 
Missions, submitted the following report which was adopted: 

EEPORT OF THE HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

Report of the Home Mission Committee of the Synod to the 
Presbytery of Orange, on the work done in its bounds for the year 
April, 1923, to April, 1924: 

The evangelists of the Synod held eight meetings in the bounds 
of the Presbytery in the year, namely: Rev. William Blacky D. D., 
Sparta, Piedmont, Cross Roads, Stony Creek; Rev. Leonard Gill, 
Leaksville, West Durham; and Rev. D. K. Wialthall, D. D., Little 
River. In these meetings 130 were added to the churches on pro- 
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111 the year the Synod's Committee aided in the support of the 
following ministers in the local fields of the Presbytery, namely: 
for the whole year, Eev. Messrs. C. W. Erwin, E. L. Berry, J. W. 
Clegg, J. E. Offield, and W. O. Sample, for two months in the Elkin 
field, Eev. J. H. Carter, and for the summer student workers, C. G. 
Smith and D. E. Freeman. 

They supplied 21 of the weaker churches of the Presbytery and 
10 unorganized mission points. 

In the whole work in which the Synod has had part there were 
reported 166 additions on profession of faith, and three new Sunday 
schools organized. 

On the regular apportionments of the churches, amounting to 
$18,455.00 there has been contributed $9,037.44 or 49 per cent, being 
an increase over last year of $1,250.80. 

For the Permanent Building Fund of the Synod only 13 churches 
contributed, to the amount of $779.05. 

In view of the absolute necessity of this Fund for any advance 
in new territory, as emphasized by the Synod 's action, we are asking 
the Presbytery to endorse this movement and commend it to the 
churches by special action. 

PEEMANENT BUILDING FUND OF THE SYNOD 

Eeafiirniiiig the absolute necessity of an adequate building fund 
if we are to conserve the results of work already done, and to make 
further advances, as emphasized in the action of Synod, the Ex- 
ecutive Committee of Synodical Home Missions hereby submits to 
the Presbyteries a concurrent resolution with the request for its 
consideration and adoption at their approaching spring meeting, 
as follows: 

1. The Presbytery endorses this movement and commends it 
heartily to all its churches. 

2. That the pastor and session of each church are urged to 
consider carefully and determine upon the best method of securing 
their quota of this fund in their own church and to put such definite 
plan into operation. 

3. That in view of the fact that the date set by the Synod for 
a general effort throughout its bounds was not a suitable date for 
many, and in view of the inadequate results then obtained, the 
Presbytery sets the First Sunday in July, or the nearest suitable 
date thereto, as a special time for a general effort to secure this 



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fund, and those churches which have not yet provided for it, or 
which have not made adequate provision therefor, are urged to do 
so at this time, unless other and better plans are adopted by the 
session. 

In any event all of our churches are urged to provide for this 
movement before the meeting of the Synod in the Fall. 

Action taken by the Executive Committee of Synodical Home 
Missions in regular session, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 9th, 1924. 
Attest— A. W. CEAWFORD, Chairman. 

SYNODICAL HOME MISSIONS 
Half Year — Synod to April 

WORK DONE 

61 men engaged. 
8 women. 

69 58 for whole year. 
137 organized churches supplied. 
89 other mission stations. 
4172 sermons preached. 

1355 professions of faith. ■ 
551 additions to the Presbyterian Churcl). 
143 by letter. 

4 Sunday schools organized, 1 church organized. Work of the 
Synod's Evangelists included in above 11 meetings held by 
Rev. William Black, D. D.; 7 meetings held by Rev. Leonard 
Gill and 1 meeting held by Rev. D. K. Walthall, D. D. 
19 meetings in all. 
103b' professions of faith. 
357 additions to the Presbyterian Church. 
11 by letter, as follows: 

Rev. William Black, D. D.: Mills River (Asheville Presbytery) 
Pollocksville, Eagle Springs, Madison, Centre, (Fayetteville Presby- 
tery) ; Hope Mills, Lakeview, Duke, Elkton, Parmele, Stony Creek. 

Rev. Leonard Gill: Mt. Zion, Clarkton, Rutherfordton, Rocky 
Point, Vass, Lillington, Maple Hill, (on annual vacation 1 month). 

Rev. D. K. Walthall, D. D.: Elizabeth City. 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Total receipts (exclusive of Permanent Building Fund) $36,623.58 

Total expenditures 35,133.80 

$ 1,489.77 

Due in Bank at Synod $ 3,093.52 

1,489.77 

Obligations carried forward $ 1,603.75 

Eeceived in meetings of Evangelists, ineluded in above 2,288.16 

Eeceived for Permanent Building Fund, not included above 4,393.07 



PEESBYTEEIES 



Apportion to 
their chc. for 
Pres. H. M. 

Albemarle $ 5,298 

Concord 9,3?7 

Fayetteville 13,412 

Granville 10,304 

Kings Mountain 6,020 

Mecklenburg 30,001 

Orange i. 13,075 

Wilmington 11,512 

Winston-Salem 7,471 



Appropriate 
for Pres. H. 
Missions 
$ 6,143 
8,360 
10,319 
3,932 
4,915 
17,404 
10,150 
7,498 
5,470 



Per Cent 

116% 
90% 
77% 

38% 

81% 
58% 
78% 
65% 
73% 



.$106,420 



$ 74,191 



70% 



Total for Presbyteries--. 

Apportion to the church for Synodical Home Missions $74,588 

Appropriating 71,177 

Per Cent 95% 

Rev. R. M,urphy Williams submitted the following report 
on the Orphans' Home, which was adopted: 

EEPOET ON BAEIUM SPEINGS OEPHANAGE 

Y'our committee on Barium Springs, begs to report that we have 
had a splendicl year. The physical equipment is the best in the 
history of the Institution. Since the last meeting of the Presbytery, 
we are occupying two new buildings, the Jennie Gilmer Cottage for 
boys erected with money left by Miss Jennie Gilmer, of Greensboro. 
This money, with a gift from Mr. Philander Pearsall of Wilmington, 
North Carolina, and Mr. C. W. Johnston, of Charlotte, was enough 
to pay the expense of its erection. The other building we are now 
occupying is the Baby Cottage, given by Mr. and Mrs. Stowe, of 
Belmont, North Carolina. 



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All of the old buildings have been remodeled and made safe for 
our children. We have a deficit that has not been fully met by the 
Thanksgiving offering and the gifts of the churches in the Synod. 
The large number of children that we are now caring for, there being 
350 children that are ^j^ow in the Institution, which is an increase of 
practically one hundred. The gifts of our people have not been com- 
mensurate with the increase of children. A number of our churches 
have paid their apportionment with the Thanksgiving offering and 
the apportionment from all the churches in the Synod does not care 
for the absolute needs of the Institution. 

Our Thanksgiving offering was materially reduced this year, 
owing to the fact that our Foreign Mission Committee presented the 
needs of the equipment, just at the Thanksgiving season. 

So, for this reason, your committee on the Orphanage asks the 
Presbytery to overture the Assembly to select another date for the 
presentation of the needs of the. Foreign Mission Equipment. 

Eespectfullly submitted, 

K. MUKPHY WILLIAMS, 

The following overture to the General Assembly was 
adopted : 

The Presbytery of Orange in its meeting in High Point, on 
April 16th, 1924, earnestly and respectfully overtures the General 
Assembly at its meeting in San Antonio, Texas, that it change the 
date for raising the Equipment Fund for the Assembly as it material- 
ly affects the Thanksgiving offering for the Orphans' Homes sup- 
ported by the Presbyterian Church. 

The followng resolution of appreciation was adopted in 
regard to Rev. W. P. MjcCorkle : 

Resolved, That the Presbytery of Orange, in accepting the resig- 
nation of the. Eev. W. P. McCorkle of his pastoral charge of the 
Piedmont and Shiloh churches, at Little Eiver church, October 25th, 
192B, desires to place on record her sincere love and sympathy for 
Bro. McCorkle in his affliction, and her high esteem and appreciation 
of him as a brother minister, and of his splendid services in the 
past as a pastor and co-Presbyter. He has rendered a great and 
lasting service to the Church at large by the publication of his book 
on ''Christian Science," so called; a complete and unanswerable 
refutation of the cult of ''Eddyism. " This book reveals a master 
mind and hand in dealing with the truth of God's word and its 
perversions,^ and it will be a book read and prized always by lovers 



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of the truth. We thank the Lord that the loss of hearing will not 
deprive Bro. McCd"rkle of the use of his gifted pen, nor of his ability 
to preach the blessed gosi)el when and where opportunity presents 
itself to him as ''Pastor at large" in Orange Presbytery. 

May the Lord abundantly bless him and his devoted wife, and 
give him grace and strength, in his declining years to rejoice in 
affliction and to say, ''Thy will, O Lord, be done!" 

E. N. CALDWELL, 
JONAS BAECLAY, 
D. L CRAIG, D. D. 
W. R. POTTER, D. D. 

Committee. 

Mr. Fred N. Tate was introduced to the Presbytery and 
he extended an invitation to the Presbytery to visit the Fur- 
niture Exposition Building at 5 :00 p. m. The invitation was 
accepted with thanks. 

On motion, the Presbytery went into the election of Com- 
missioners to the General Assembly. 

On motion, the standing rule of the Presbytery of voting 
by roll call was suspended and the vote taken by ballot. The 
following Commissioneers to the General Assembly were 
elected : 

Ministers — C. P. Coble, principal; C. E. Whitely, alter- 
nate; R. M. Williams, principal; R. E. Henderlite, alternate; 
M, S. Huske, principal; M. E. Hansell, alternate. 

Elders — T. S. Neal, principal; G W. Denny, alternate; 
P. H. Gwyn, Jr., principal; Judge T. J. Shaw, alternate; 
W. 0. Smith, principal; J. P. Kerr, alternate. 

Rev. Milton Whitner, pastor of the First Reformed 
church of High Point was introduced to the Presbytery and 
invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Presbytery took recess until 8 :00 p. m. 



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WEDNESDAY— Evening Session 

April 16tli, 1924. 
Presbytery re-convened at 8 :00 p. m. 

Leo Klutz Pritchett, member of the Reidsville church, 
presented himself as a candidate for the Gospel ministry and 
asked to be taken under the care of the Presbytery. A tes- 
timonial from the Reidsville church was read by Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin. After examination on Experimental Religion and 
Motives for Seeking the Gospel Ministry, he was received 
under the care of the Presbytery as a Candidate for the Gos- 
pel Ministry. The Moderator gave the young man a charge 
and led the Presbytery in prayer for this young candidate. 

A special order was then taken up and the Presbytery 
heard the report of the Committee on Foreign Missions, sub- 
mitted by Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D. 

Pending its adoption Presbytery heard addresses on For- 
eign Missions by Rev. T. M. McConnell, D. D., Rev. S. R. 
Hope, and Rev. E. N. Caldwell. The report of the Committee 
was adopted as follows : 

REPOET ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions herewith submits the 
following report for your information, consideration and approval: 

During the past year we sent out thirty-seven (37) missionaries 
and lost six by death and resignation. The new missionaries were 
sent out on pledges of $2,700 a piece per year of money over and 
above accustomed Foreign Mission contributions. 

The four important departments of our work are: (1) Evangelis- 
tic; (2) Educational; (3) Medical; (4) Industrial Training. 

The following condensed statement shows the population of 



Our field estimated to be 33,396,627 

The number of Foreign Workers 50-4 

Children of Foreign Workers 383 

Native Workers 3,566 

Out-stations, places of regular worship 1,684 

Organized congregations 278 



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Communicants 50,875 

Additions in 1923 5,574 

Christian constituency __• 123,477 

Sabbath schools 1,598 

Sabbath school membership) 85,564 

Schools 1,213 

Students 53,561 

Income from native sources $370,099 

Contributions to the cause from the 54 churches of Orange 

Presbytery, total $35,902 



The advance financial report shows the receipts for the regular 
work have broken all records, amounting to $1,222,160, which is 
about $100,000 more than the cost of the year's regular work, ena- 
bling us to reduce the debt by that amount. Last April first it stood 
at $249,411. This April first at $150,699. 

The specials, mainly for equipment, amounted to $175,254, mak- 
ing the year's total from living donors, $1,360,116 as against $1,146,- 
204 for 1923, an increase of $213,912. The complete total, including 
legacies, income from invested funds, etc., is $1,397,413 as against 
$1,214,383 for 1923, an increase of $183,030. 

Despite this increase there are three or four important matters 
touching the cause which call for serious consideration, namely: the 
deficit now reduced to $150,000, the poverty of the equipment, the 
thirty-odd young men and women, trained, ready and waiting to be 
sent to the ''White Fields" beyond, and lastly^ a wide dissemina- 
tion of the knowledge of the needs and appalling destitution of the 
heathen world. Let us do all we can to meet these needs, increase 
the number of laborers and reduce the number of the unsaved. 

EECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That churches, societies, and individuals assume, wherever 
practicable, definite responsibility for definite parts of the Foreign 
Mission work. 

2. That Mission Study Classes be organized in all churches 
and that they be urged to study the text books on China as recom- 
mended for the current year by the Educational Department. 

3. That all Sunday schools be urged to follow the Seven Year 
Plan for Missionary Education and to study, pray for, and give to 
the support of our work in the Congo during the year; that they 
contribute to our work in the Congo in accordance with the $5.00- 



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Share-Plan and that the booklet entitled ''Our Prayer Each Week" 
be used as widely as possible. 

4. That our Christian Endeavor Societies be uiged to use the six 
Missionary Programs prepared especially for the six missionary meet- 
ings provided for in the regular C. E. schedule. 

5. That every church during the coming year be encouraged to 
organize a Church School of Missions in which all the church will 
take part for a specified length of time according to the plans pre- 
pared by the Educational Department. 

6. We call the attention of Presbytery to the fact that all our 
nine Missions, without exception, are confronted with wonderful op- 
portunities and are calling loudly for reinforcements. At the same 
time the Church is not contributing sufficient funds to care properly 
for the work already undertaken. We recommend, therefore, that 
the Presbytery urge upon the pastors, sessions, and auxiliary leaders 
of our churches to lay these facts earnestly upon the hearts of God's 
people with an appeal that through the Progressive Program, and by 
special offerings authorized by the General Assembly, our great 
Church may meet this challenge of the Lord and may adequately 
care for its present growing work and enlarge it through the addi- 
tion of new missionaries. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

WM. E. POTTEE, Chairman. 

The pastor of the Cross Roads church extended an in- 
vitation to the Presbytery to meet with that church at its next 
meeting The invitation was unanimously accepted, and the 
time was fixed as October 21st, 1924, at 3 :00 p. m. 

The request from the Winston-Salem Presbytery that 
one-third of the Presbj^tery assessments paid in by the church- 
es of that Presbytery be returned to that Presbytery was pre- 
sented by Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer. This Presbytery di- 
rected that the amount requested be returned. 

The Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. A. W. 
Crawford till 9 :00 a. m., Thursday. 



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THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

Thursday, April 17th, 1924. 

Presbytery re-convened at 9 :00 a. m. After devotional 
services led by Rev. J. W. Clegg', Presbytery resumed busi- 
ness. The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
approved. 

The Presbytery unanimously passed the following mo- 
tion : ''That when the Presbytery adjourns it do so to meet 
in the First Presbyterian church of Greensboro, North Car- 
olina, May 6th, at 2:00 p. m." 

Mr. J. C. Brown, a former member of this Presbytery 
and deposed by this Presbytery, requested that a commission 
be appointed to review his case. His request was granted 
and the following commission appointed : Rev. S. M. Rankin, 
Rev. R. E. Henderlite, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, J. G. Pritchett, 
and A. T. Whitsett. 

The report of the Committee on Audits was submitted 
and adopted as follows: 

Your committee on Audits has examined the report of Eev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Treasurer of Ministerial Belief fund, and find his accounts in 
balance, accompanied by the proper vouchers. Your committee would 
further report that it has carefully examined the accounts of Eev. 
S. M. Eankin, Treasurer of the Home Mission Fund, and find same 
to , be correct and in accordance with his statements, accompanied 
by the proper receipts and vouchers. We find, however, that there 
are two entries of receipts for the Foust estate, which cannot be 
traced beyond the book entries. Your committee, however, feels 
sure that the account is correct and we are advised by Mr. Eankin 
that the Court Eecords of Guilford County show these transactions. 

Eespectfully, 

P. H. GWYNN, 

E. S. MONTGOMEEY. 



The Treasurer's report was adopted, as follows: 



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TEEASUEER'S EEPOET 
Orange Presbytery, April 1, 1923— March 31, 1924 



Foreign Missions 

Assembly 's Home Missions- 

Synod's Home Missions 

Presbyterial Home Missions 

Equipment Fund 

Chr. Ed. and Min. Eelief— - 

Orphans ' Home 

Schools and Colleges 

Sab. School Ext. & Pub 

Bible Cause 

Assem. Train. School 

French & Belg. Eelief 

Presbyterial Fund 



Balance 
Apr.l '24 



)5.19 



Receipts 


Disb 'mts 


$"9879762 


$~9"879762 


9823.71 


9823.71 


6583.28 


6583.28 


9143.62 


9143.62 


692.85 


692.85 


6874.85 


6874.85 


3392.35 


3392.35 


5526.60 


5526.60 


1688.08 


1688.08 


763.85 


763.85 


706.54 


706.54 


13.33 


13.33 


1892.19 


1548.32 



Balance 
Apr.l '24 



439.06 



Totals 



5.19 $56980.87 $56637.00 $439.06 



C. E. HODGIN, Treasurer. 

We have audited the Treasurer's books and annual report, and 
find the books neatly and accurately kept, and vouchers present 
for all disbursements. 

We find the annual report correct, and the balance to be $439.06, 
which agrees with the bank balance. 

W. L. SHAEPE, 
L. A. CEAWFOED, 
April 14th, 1924. Auditing Committee. 

The report of the Committee on Schools and Colleges 
was adopted, as follows, with the recommendation attached: 

Your committee on Schools and Colleges would call the attention 
of the Presbytery to a comniunication from Dr. William J. Martin, 
President of Davidson College, which Dr. Martin wants read before 
the Presbytery, and your committee would recommend that .this re- 
quest be granted. 

Attention is called also to the report of W. M. Hunter, Chairman 
of Synod's Committee of Schools and Colleges, which is filed with 
this report. Your committee would recommend the adoption of the 
only recommendation of his report. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

P. H. GWYN, Chairman. 



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EECOMMENDATION 
We recommend that the Presbyterj^ impress upon each individual 
church, the importance of making reply to Dr. Eichard's appeal that 
the sessions formally adopt the apportionments fixed by your Pres- 
bytery, and let me hear from them, if they have not already done so. 

W. M. HUNTER, Chairman 
Synod's Committee of Schools and Colleges. 

A communication from Dr. W. J. Martin, President of 
Davidson College, was read to the Presbytery and was re- 
ceived as information. 

Presbytery heard Mr. J. Harvey White in the interest of 
Flora McDonald College. 

On motion, the order of the day, which was to hear the 
report of the Committee on Presbytery's Home Missions, was 
deferred 15 minutes. 

The commission to hear the statement of Rev. J. C. 
Brown, made the following report: 

Your commission reports that Mr. Brown came before your 
commission and made confession of his former wrong doing, ex- 
pressed repentance, gave evidence of his present correct living, and 
asked to be re-instated to the ministry. We recommend that he do 
now be re-instated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M, RANKIN, Chairman, 
R. E. HENDERLITE, 
C. E. HODGIN, 
J. G. PRITCHETT, 
A. T. WHITSETT. 

On motion, Mr. J. C. Brown was asked to appear before 
the Presbytery and make his personal statement to the Pres- 
bytery. Mr. Brown appeared, confessed his guilt, and re- 
pentance for his sin, and, upon motion, the recommendation 
of the special commission, was adopted, and Mr. Brown was 
re-instated as a minister of this Presbytery. Dr. D. I. Craig 
led the Presbytery in earnest prayer for Mr. Brown. 

The following report of the committee on Stewardship 
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Your committee would report as follows: During the past six 
months we have endeavored, in co-operation with the Synod's Sec- 
retary of Stewardship, Mr. J. B. Spillman, to promote the whole 
Presbyterian Progressive program in the bounds of the Presbytery, 
first by a series of conferences with the pastor and congregational 
secretaries of Stewardship of the churches. 

These conferences were held at Mebane, Eeidsville, Greensboro 
and Sanford, and were attended by 18 ministers and 59 laymen, rep- 
resenting 25 churches, which was 60 per cent of our ministers and 
41 per cent of the church representation. This enabled us to get 
a great deal of information concerning the conditions and personnel 
of the churches represented and was, we believe, productive of much 
good in preparation for the Every Member canvass. 

During the month of February an itinerary of the churches cover- 
ing practically all our territory, was arranged. Nine teams of four 
men each, were assigned to visit the churches during the week days 
and present the main features of the program. Bad weather, mud 
and snow, epidemics of sickness, and, worst of all, indifference on the 
part of some appointed speakers and some churches all militated 
against the full success of the plan. Two teams did not fill their 
appointments and some met small audiences. But at other places 
splendid audiences were present that would do credit to the regular 
Sabbath day session. 

The reports of the Every Member canvass to this Presbytery are 
the best and most complete ever made up to this time and show that 
40 churches have subscribed $86,136.00 for Benevolent causes and 
$119,556.00 for current expenses. 

As compared with last year 's report for the whole of Orange 
Presbytery before the changes were made in its boundary, which, 
after three months of diligent revisions of the report, showed only 
$79,562.00 for Benevolent causes and $114,720.00 for current expenses. 

Twenty-nine churches have not yet reported, which we confi- 
dently expect to increase the total for Benevolent causes to the full 
amount of the Presbytery's quota, $102,447.00. 

The following 16 churches reached their full quotas or went be- 
yond: Midway, Mt. Vernon Springs, Graham, Broadway, Sanford, 
Hawfields, Saxapahaw, Eeidsville, Madison, Greensboro First, Meb- 
ane, Comnock, Covenant, Piedmont, Pleasant Garden, El-Bethel, Gold- 
ston. 

The following have made.no canvass, or have failed to report: 
(25) Haywood, Milton, Leaksville, Smyrna, Stoneville, Little Eiver, 



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Griers, Yanceyville, Salem, Pine Grove, Asheboro, Springwood, Elf- 
land, Eno, Fairfield, N. Eno, Pocket, Elmira, Elim, Greenwood, 
Buffalo, (L) Emporia, White Hill, Alamance, Wentworth. 

In conclusion, the committee offers the following overture to 
the Presbytery, to be sent up to the General Asseinbly. 

Kespectfully submitted, 

M. E. HAXSELL, Chairman 
E. N. CALDWELL. 

Presbytery voted unanimously against the change in the 
time of making the Every Member canvass from March to 
November, as recommended by the General Assembly's Com- 
mittee on Stewardship. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :00 p. m. 



THURSDAY— Afternoon Session 

April 17, 1924. 

Presbytery re-convened at 2 :00 p. m. The report of 
the committee on Stewardship was adopted. 

The committee on Presbytery's Home Missions was sub- 
mitted and adopted as follows : 

EEPORT ON HOME MISSIONS 

Y'our committee on Presbytery's Home Missions submits the 
following report for the year ending March 31, 1924: 

The year just ended has been an unprecedented one in the annals 
of Orange Presbytery. Many marked changes have transpired since 
the last report, and it is very difficult to express briefly the various 
changes and their auxiliaries that have been made necessary. 

The action of Synod at Graham (1923) revolutionized the geog- 
raphy and policy of the Home Mission's Committee. In place of 
15 counties stretching from Wake county to the Tennessee State 
line. Orange is now comprised of a compact group of 8 counties as 
shown on the map, homogeneous in the main, and accessible from 
all points. In the exchange we lost 9 counties but gained in return 
2 to the south, Chatham and Lee. 



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Among the many changes caused by Synod's action, together 
with the action of Presbytery at Little Eiver (1923), the personnel 
of the Home Mission Committee was completely changed, and the 
present committee desires to express its appreciation for the splendid 
condition in which it found the Home Mission work when it assumed 
control. 

Faced with the vastly changed geography of Orange, as well as 
the loss of all former mountain counties, and most of all our strictly 
home mission territory, and finding ourselves at present a compact 
body, roughly 60 by 80 miles, in a well-settled and well-churched sec- 
tion of Presbyterian ancestry in the main, the committee felt imme- 
diately that the time for a fundamental change of policy in the Home 
Mission work had arrived. We find ourselves at present not in a 
strictly interpreted home mission territory, but in a unit that calls for 
primarily sustentation work. The counties of Orange are well dotted 
w^ith strategically located churches (with the exception of Eandolph, 
which we learn, is the best churched county in N. C.,) due to the 
wisdom of Mr. Eankin and his associates. This fact, very largely 
at present, renders a new policy necessary. The majority of home 
mission churches which now number about 30, are small and need 
primarily sustentation work. It is not a new-lands-to-conquer policy, 
but an occupied-territory-developed-policy that confronts us. 

After prayerfully and carefully thinking over this new problem, 
your committee felt that the services of a strictly full time super- 
intendent at present, to be unnecessary, but that the full weight of 
home mission work should now go, not to administrative work nor 
opening up of new fields, but to an intensive development of the 
churches now organized, for Orange is now rapidly growing to be an 
industrial area. We strongly felt that during this transition period 
our primary need is aggressive evangelism, and an urgent need of a 
trained Sunday school leader working under the direction of the 
Home Mission Committee. This is a very new departure, but we 
feel that the geography of our Presbytery, the stage of development 
of our home mission churches and the main type of population all 
warrant this policy. 

The need of supervision is not overlooked at all, but in the tre- 
mendously changed conditions and particularly for financial consid- 
erations, which at present are uncertain, in embarking on a new 
venture, we have arranged a new method of administration tempor- 
arily, which is outlined below, and we hope in the near future to 
have several full-time workers in the field under our committee. 

With this new policy in mind, the committee unanimously decided 



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to eliminate the office of superintendent for the time being.This neces- 
sitated the severing the 17 years of .superintendency of Mr. Eankin. 
The committee fully realized what was involved in this step, but we 
took it in the full conviction that as stewards of Presbytery that it 
was a wise measure and that the future would justify our action. 

As individuals and as a committee, we desire at this point to ex- 
press before Presbytery and to Mr. Eankin our sincerest appreciation 
for all the 17 years of service he has rendered to Orange Presbytery. 
They have been invaluable, and the extent and degree of development 
of the home mission work in no small manner has been the fruit of 
his labors and oversight. He, too, has been the means of securing 
for the home mission work the Foust legacy and likewise the Smith 
endowment for Glade Valley and other items that have, and will, 
count for much in the future. 

In the administration of the home mission work we have ar- 
ranged, for the time being, a regional committee oversight on the 
following plan: for Eockingham and Caswell counties, Messrs. M. S. 
Huske and P. G. Morgan; for Alamance and Orange, Messrs. W. E. 
Potter, E. N. Caldwell and J. H. White; for Guilford and Eandolph, 
Messrs. C. E. Hodgin, E. S. Arrowood and T. D. Dupuy; Chatham and 
Lee, Messrs. E. C. Gilmore and Waldo Porter. V/e felt that this 
method would acquaint the members of the committee more thoroughly 
with home mission work administration. All minor decisions and 
suggestions will be decided in the judgment of the group committee, 
leaving major policies and decisions for the committee as a whole. 
Our field is a settled one, and we feel that the larger distribution of 
oversight, the personal appeal and exchange of information and 
counsel, will be the best policy for the present. 

We ask your leniency as to complete field reports this year, for, 
with one exception', we are new men to home mission work, but as 
chairman and drafting this report, I desire to express my personal 
appreciation of the unbounded interest the committeemen have shown, 
and we trust under the guidance of the Holy Spirit we can go for- 
ward in the giving to our Presbytery a clear, strong and aggressive 
home mission work. Through Synod's action Orange starts this 
year all over again, and in the many severings of old Presbyterial 
ties and the formation of new ones, and in the general confusion in- 
cidental to such a complete re-organization, and the short time for 
the outlining and clarifying of new policies for this Presbytery, we 
are largely restricting our report to a statement of present con- 
ditions and needs, and suggestions for future work. 

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field workers, we have elected Mr. S. G. Morgan, a deacon in the 
Mebane church, to be treasurer of the Home Mission Committee. We 
feel this is a happy choice, and hereafter all funds will pass through 
his hands. 

The budget proposed for this year is a challenge to the faith 
and liberality of our people. If reached, it means that the contri- 
butions from our churches must be greatly increased, and that every 
church must feel the compelling obligation to meet its apportionments 
to this work. This is clearly seen by a study of the relationship 
between the apportionments and the actual contributions from the 
churches this year. This year the amount actually contributed by 
the churches of Orange, as now constituted, with the exception of 
Chatham and Lee, was $6,056, while apportionments were $10,300. 
In other words, contributions were less than 60 per cent of appor- 
tionments. As a committee, we are frank to say that the largest 
single need before Orange Presbytery at present is an aroused con- 
gregational Presbytery's Home Mission consciousness. Some of the 
Presbyteries are receiving from 70 to 90 per cent of their appor- 
tionments. Our committee has accepted the responsibilty of home 
mission work, and we candidly say that making brick with little 
straw is far from thrilling! We therefore appeal to every pastor 
and officer, and lay member to rise to the situation. Gentle- 
men, this home mission work of Orange is a big project, big in its 
present proportions and even bigger in latent power. May we ask 
you to see it to-day in a new light? 

The salaries of our home mission men are too low. They average 
in our 8 fields, exclusive of Chatham and Lee, $1,513.00, which in- 
cludes manse and manseless fields. Synod 's committee agreed last 
December to make a Synod's average of $1,800.00 and a manse, as 
soon as possible. We are a long way from that. Men, we must do 
the right and just thing, put it simply, in plain English, as the old 
saying is, ' ' Can 't be did ' ' on the aveage income of the past. Our 
home mission churches are the seed beds of our town and city 
churches, and we feel that they in return for this steady stream of 
Christian people, should enthusiastically support the men and churches 
in the rural districts. 

There is yet one other angle of this work to which we would call 
your most earnest attention, and it is the vexing problem of system- 
atic and punctual payments of collected funds to the benevolent work 
of the church at large. It is distressing in the extreme all along the 
line, and we feel that we could hardly be doing a better service to 
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a more intelligent handling of funds. Our stewardship committee 
here and elsewhere is struggling heroically with this unwieldy colossus 
and we would thus join hands and link forces to get our people to 
realize the seriousness of this whole matter. It is fundamental, 
gentlemen. The methods that pertain in Orange are as variable as 
the moon and as uncertain as the weather. One thing is certain, 
that if we continue the method of financing the home mission work 
all the way from the eternity of never down to monthly payments, 
our home mission work will never exceed the State's speed law! 
We are slow without the accompanying sureness. This evil is as 
highly contagious as the measles, and affiicts every type of church 
from the largest and wealthiest to the smallest and most poverty 
stricken. The recommendation that we would submit in regard to 
this matter follows in our 

EECOMMENDATIONS 

1. For the furtherance of our home mission work we request 
that each self-supporting church of Orange grant to their pastor, if 
practical, each fifth Sunday for home mission work, and that what 
expenses be incurred shall be borne by said self-supporting church, 
and that this committee be requested to write to each of these con- 
gregations asking for the loan of their pastor if needed. 

2. That Presbytery hereby congratulate the Stony Creek and 
Cross Eoads congregations for attaining a self-sustaining state as an 
independent group. 

3. That each church be requested to make at least quarterly 
payments to the -Treasurer of Presbytery for benevolent causes, and 
if funds justify, monthly payments. 

4. That as soon as practical and funds justify, this committee 
shall be authorized to employ a full time Sunday school worker who 
shall also be a minister, and that he shall labor under the direction 
of the Home Missions Committee. 

5. That the following appointments be made for evangelistic 
meetings: 

(This list has been delayed, but will be mailed to all ministers 
upon completion.) 

6. That the following appropriations be made for the year, sub- 
ject to change, as conditions may demand: 



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SALAEIES 

1. Madison group $ 150.00 

2. Leaksville group 450.0C 

3. Yaiiceyville group 250.00 

4. Milton 300.00 

5. Piedmont group . 1000.00 

6. Asheboro 600.00 

7. Little Kiver 750.00 

8. Pleasant Garden 100.00 

9. Midway 800.00 

10. Eiverview 500.00 

11. Gulf group 750.00 

12. Pittsboro group 500.00 

13. Broadway 300.00 



Total $6450.00 

EXPENSES 

14. Winston Presbytery $ 750.00 

15. Committee expenses 600.00 

16. Summer workers 900.00 

17. Stewardship Committee 1000.00 

18. Old appropriations 750.00 

19. Miscellaneous appropriations 1563.00 



Total $5563.00 

Total for salaries $6450.00 

Total for expenses 5563.00 



Grand total for 1924- '25 $12,013.00 



The Stewardship's apportionment to all the churches of Orange 
Presbytery for home mission work is $13,075.00. 

Eespectively submitted, 

E. N. CALDWELL, Chairm.an. 

The following is the financial report of the Home Mis- 
sion's work of the past year as submitted by Mr. Rankin, 
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PRESBYTERIAL HOME MISSION FUNDS 

S. M. Eankiii, Treasurer. 
From April lltli, 1923, to April loth, 1924: 

DEBITS 

To amount on bonds April 11, 1923 $ 76.97 

To amount from Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer 9,143.62 

To amount from sale of DeLane church 200.00 

To amount from D. P. Foust estate 7,275.24 



Total $16,695.83 

CEEDITS 

By amount to pastors and evangelists $ 8,959.69 

By amount to community chapel, Milton 350.00 

By amount to Elkin Manse 250.00 

By amount to East Burlington church building 200.00 

By amount to lighting plant, Foust estate 200.00 

By amount to S. M. Rankin, Trustee 9.50 

By amount to Elmira church repairing 200.00 

By amount to Sparta church repairing 150.00 

By amount to Sparta Manse repairing 500.00 

By amount to Erlanger church repairing 100.00 

By amount to Jefferson Manse building 500.00 

By amount to Peak Creek Building 200.00 

By amount to Midway church building 200.00 

By amount to Pleasant Garden church 150.00 

By amount to Dr. E. C. Gilmore, Ex. Acct. 13.00 

By amount to J. B. Spillman, Secretary 782.79 

By amount to Ex. Acct. Postage, etc. 160.10 

By amount in American Exchange Bank 3,770.75 



Total $16,695.83 

Eespectfully submitted, 

S. M. EANKIN. 

The Orange Presbytery respectfully overtures the Gen- 
eral Assembly to make the following changes in reporting 
and printing the statistics of the church : 

First — That a column be added to the Statistical Tables to re- 
port SPECIAL BENEVOLENT CONTEIBUTIONS to Assembly, 
Synod, Presbytery, and Local Church Causes. This column to be 
used to tabulate contributions to the Equipment Campaign, Educa- 



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tional Endowment, Congregational Missions and such items contrib- 
uted to the Benevolent work that are not included in the Benevolent 
Budget. 

Second — That a column be added to the Statistical Tables to re- 
port the number of Family Altars in each church. 

Third — That a column be added to the Statistical Tables to re- 
port the number of Tithers in each church. 

Fourth — That a column be added to the Statistical Tables to 
report the contributions to Assembly's Training School. 

Fifth — That all funds contributed by churches to the support of 
organized churches in the bounds of the same Presbytery be tab- 
ulated as Presbyterial Home Missions; that contributions to mission 
work of the local church be reported in column headed ' ' Special 
Benevolent Contributions, ' ' and that the column of Congregational 
Home Missions be discontinued. 

Sixth — That only total communicants, be reported. The resident 
and non-resident columns be discontinued. 

Seventh — That the order of arrangements of the Statistical Ta- 
bles be by church courts, Assembly, Synod, Presbytery, and Session, 
as indicated by numbers in the Statistical Eeport Blank, accompany- 
ing this overture. And that the miscellaneous column be usQd for 
contributions to causes not under control of Session, Presbytery, 
Synod, or Assembly, and contributions for which no other column 
is provided. 

Eighth — That all statistical reports conform to this arrangement 
herewith submitted. 

Ninth — That the report of the Every Member Canvass be omit- 
ted from the Statistical Eeport, there being a special report blank 
for this purpose. 

The following report of the Superintendent of Presby- 
terial Home Missions was submitted and ordered printed in 
the minutes : 

Tabulated report of the Superintendent of Presbyterial Home 
Missions for seventeen years, ending April 1st, 1924: 

In prosecuting this work during these 17 years I have traveled 
44,449 miles; have preached 1,618 times; have held 99 evangelistic 
meetings in which there were 597 professions, and 529 additions to 



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our churches; have administered 209 baptisms; have held meetings in 
47 of our churches and in some of them many times; have conducted 
services in every church of old Orange Presbytery; have assisted in 
organizing 20 churches; have been instrumental in locating 45 pas- 
tors and supjilies; have written 8,525 letters; have collected for 
church and school work more than my total salary and expense ac- 
count for the 17 years; in addition I have raised several thousand 
dollars on salaries for pastors and for church erection; as treasurer 
of the Home Mission funds, I have received and checked out $137,- 
792.77 without a mistake; I have been able to keep most of our 
Home Mission churches supplied with preaching at all times. Speak- 
ing of the Presbytery before the division, we have been able to 
double the number of ministers employed in the Home Mission work, 
and also to double the salaries paid to the men. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. EANKIN. 

The following committee was appointed to draw np suit- 
able resolutions on the retirement of Rev. S. ]M. Rankin : A. 
W. Shaw, C. E. Hodgin, D. I. Craig. 

The Committee on Sessional Records submitted the fol- 
fowing report, which was adopted: 

We have examined the Sessional Records and the minutes of the 
following churches and they are approved without exception: Ala- 
mance, Buffalo, Buft'alo (Lee), Bethlehem, Burlington, Cross Roads, 
Church of the Covenant, Bethesda, Chapel Hill, E. Burlington, Elmira, 
Greensboro 1st, Goldston, Graham, High Point, Midway, Mebane, 
Mt. Vernon Springs, New Hope, Piedmont, Pittsboro, Reidsville, 
Shiloh, Speedwell, Stony Creek, Sanfard, Westminster, Madison, 

We recommend the following sessional records be approved with 
the exceptions noted in the book: Asheboro, Bethel, Bethany, Cum- 
nock, Church-by-Side-of-the-Eoad, El-Bethel, Eno, Euphronia, Griers, 
Greenwood, Pleasant Grove, Milton, Pocket, Red House, Yanceyville, 
Springwood. 

The committee appointed to draw up resolutions on the 
retirement of Rev. S. M. Rankin as Superintendent of Home 
Missions, submitted the following resolution, which was adopt- 
ed : , 

Resolved — That on the retirement of Rev. S. M. Rankin as Super- 
intendent of Presbyterial Home Missions, after the division of the 



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Presbytery by the Synod of JSTorth Carolina, we do hereby place on 
record our sincere appreciation of his faithful and efficient services 
for seventeen years in the work for the Presbytery. His work will 
live forever, and we do now express our thanks and appreciation for 
it. We commend him to the God of all grace, and pray that a larger 
field of usefulness may be opened to him in the future than in the 
past in the Master's service. 

D. I. CRAIG, for the Committee. 

The committee on Sabbath Schools submitted the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted: (See Appendix). 

Your committee on Sabbath Schools and Young People's Work 
would submit the following report: 

We note with gratitude the increase of schools organized and 
the number enrolled. 

We would beg the pastors to see that reports are made in full 
to the Presbytery at its spring meeting. 

We would call attention to the work of Mr. Claude Carr, Super- 
intendent of Sabbath School and Young People's v/ork of the Synod 
of North Carolina, and especially the Young People 's Conference at 
Davidson College, June 10th, through the 20th. 

We recommend the employment of two young ladies from the 
Assembly's Training School for the months of June, July, and Au- 
gust, to conduct teacher-training classes in the churches of the Pres- 
bytery, the schedule to be worked out by your Committee. 

J. S. COOK, 

WALDO P. EOBERTSON. 

The report of the committee on Ministerial Education 
and Ministerial Relief, was submitted and adopted, as follows : 

EEPORT OF MINISTEEIAL EDUCATION AND RELIEF 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Amount received during the past year from living donors to 
apply on current budget of Committee, $191,179,51, and the amount 
received for the Student Loan Fund, $12,043.75, making a total of 
$203,223.26. This is $20,108.76 more than last year, but falls $153,- 
026.74 short of the $356,250.00 requested by the General Assembly. 

Including amounts received from invested funds and the Graham 
Building, and the amounts received for the Endowment Fund, the 
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received for all causes from all sources was $351,159.68, which is 
$44,730.72 less than the amount received from all sources last year. 

Orange Presbytery contributed during the i3ast year to the gen- 
eral fund, $5,123.31, and to the Endowment Fund, $26.00, making a 
total of $5,149.31, a decease of $1,315.76 as compared with the 
previous year. Our total apportionment for this cause amounts to 
$13,845.00. We have contributed, therefore, only a little more than 
37 per cent of our api3ortionment. We urge that all of our churches 
give 7 and one-half per cent of their total benevolences to this cause. 

1. Ministerial Education — Number of candidates for the minis- 
try and mission service on the roll, 646. 

Number of candidates aided by loans, 448, which is 29 more than 
last year. 

Amount loaned, $77,963.00 which is $7,153.00 more than last year. 
An average of $174.00 to each candidate applying for a loan. 

Orange Presbytery has under its care 19 candidates, 12 of whom 
have received loans during the year to the amount of $2,005.00. A 
particular account of each candidate will be given at the Fall meeting 
of Presbytery. 

2. Ministerial Relief — Number of ministers on the roll of Min- 
isterial Belief, 127; widows, 214; orphans, 41; unordained mission- 
aries, 4. Total number of minister's homes aided, 386. 

Total amount appropriated, $176,588.00, an increase i^f $13,554.00 
over last year. 

Average appropriation to each home, $457.00. 

Orange Presbytery has five on the roll of Ministerial Belief, two 
ministers and three widows, who have received appropriations to the 
amount of $2,285.00. 

We recommend the approval of the following appropriations for 
the coming year: Bev. W. P. McCorkle, $800.00; Bev. W. S. Milne, 
$600.00; Mrs. Laura A. Gilmer, $300.00; Mrs. Sue W. Herndon, 
$250.00; and Mrs. Lou J. Palmer, $60.00. 

3. The Endowment Fund— The Endowment Fund for Ministerial 
Belief now amounts to a little more than $1,470,000.00^ and the 
annual interest received is $45,689.00, and the revenue from the 
Graham Building is $60,000.00 for annual distribution, and $20,000.00 
for a Sinking Fund. 

The General Assembly asks that the Endowment be increased 
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4. student Loan Fund. — The total amount of the Loan Fiind is 
$198,872.00. 

Loans were made dviring the j)ast year to 256 young men and 
146 young women, total, 406. The amount loaned was $55,325.00. 
Total loans since the beginning of the Loan Fund in 1910, to 554 
young men, 350 young women, a total of 904 students, amount to 
$190,984.00. 

5v Presljyterian Students at State Institutions) — Confierences 
have been held with the pastors of the churches located near these 
institutions, and plans have been formed to look after the Spiritual 
interests of the students in these institutions. During the past year 
$4,325.00 have been appropriated to aid the local churches in this 
work. 

Candidate F. Marion Dick has requested a transfer to Eoanoke 
Presbytery as he has been offered work in that Presbytery. We 
recommend that his request be granted. 

Espectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

F. Marion Dick, a candidate for the ministry, under the 
care of this Presbytery, requested transfer to Roanoke Pres- 
bytery. The request was granted. 

The committee on Nominations submitted the report as 
follows, which was adopted. 

Your committee on Nominations recommend the following changes 
since November, 1923: 

For Stated Clerk^Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D.; 
For Permanent Clerk — Eev. C. P. Coble; 
For Treasurer — Mr. E. J. Davis; 

For Trustees of Flora McDonald College — Eev. S. M. Eankin, 
Eev. M. E. Hansen, E. G. Vaughn, E. W. Scott (in place of Sam 
AVihite, (resigned), H. Smith Eichardson in place of C. P. Coble 
(resigned). 

Trustees at Large — Mr. Walter Scott, New York City; Mr. J. 
Gordon Gray, Philadelphia. 

,For Trustees of Glade Valley School — Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mc- 
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For Assembly's and Synod's Home Mission Committee — Eev. 

Wade C. Smith, in place of Rev. J. H. Smith (removed). 

For Committee on Bible Cause and Sabbath and Family Religion 

— Eev. A. W. Shaw, Chairman, in -glace of Eev. N. E. Claytor, (re- 
moved). 

For Committee on Church History, Government and Sacraments — > 

Eev. T. M. McConnell, in place of Eev. N. E. Claytor, (removed). 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 
GEO. W. DENNY, 
W. E. POTTEE, 
A. T. WIHITSETT, 

Committee. 

The following resolution was adopted: 

That Eev. S. M. Eankin be made an evangelist of Orange Pres- 
bytery, to labor under the regulation of the Home Mission Committee 
and under such regulations as they may see fit. 

The committee on Sessional Duties submitted the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 

Your committee on Sessional Duties would respectfully report 
in answer to Question No. 1: That only two members are reported 
dependent upon public charity, and two who are practically depend- 
ent. 

No. 2. That 27 churches did not pay the expenses of the min- 
isters and elders to Synod last year. In two cases no bill was ren- 
dered, and three churches paid in part. 

No. 3. Seven churches owe their pastor an amount aggregating 
$402.00. One church made no report. 

No. 4. Five churches are taking steps for an early payment. 

No. 5. Six churches omitted some of the collections ordered by 
the General Assembly. 

No. 6. Eight churches report that they did not conduct an 
Every Member Canvass. 

No. 7. These churches use the basket collection. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

E. E. HENDEELITE, Chairman. 



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The report of the Committee on Calls and Supplies was 
adopted, as follows : 

Your committee on Calls and Supplies have examined the calls 
placed in their hands and make the following recommendations: 

1st. That the application of the Speedwell church for the ser- 
vices of Dr. D. I. Craig, as a stated supply, be found in order and 
granted. 

2nd. That the application of the Asheboro church for the ser- 
vices of Eev. C. G. Smith, as stated supply, be found in order and 
granted. 

3rd. That the application of the Piedmont and East Burlington 
churches for the services of Kev. C. D. Wihiteley, be found in order 
and granted. 

WALDO P. EOBEETSON, Chairman. 

The following report of the committee on Statistics was 
Mopted : 

Your committee would report that 60 churches made reports. 



There are now 70 churches in the Presbytery. 

Elders 309 

Deacons 352 

Added on Examination 532 

Added on Certificate _ — 513 

Total Additions 1045 

Eesident Communicants 9105 

Non-Eesident Communicants 1116 

Total Communicants 10211 

Adult Ba:ptisms 343 

Infant Baptisms 90 

Total Sunday School Enrollment — 45 churches report 8277 

Financial 

Foreign Missions, 54 churches report $35,902.00 

Assembly's Home Missions, 51 churches report 7,469.00 

Synodical Home Missions, 53 churches report 6,763.00 

Presbyterial Home Missions, 53 churches report 6,674.00 

Congregational Home Missions, 14 churches report 3,585.00 

Christian Education & Ministerial Eelief, 54 churches report 5,693.00 

Sunday School Extension, 53 churches report 2,150.00 

Educational Institutions, 51 churches report 18,659.00 



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Bible Cause, 50 churches report __. 
Orphans' Home, 57 churches report 



485.00 
9,512.00 



Total to Benevolent causes 

Current expense and tax 

Pastor's salaries paid 



.$96,892.00 



$133,331.00 
60,779.00 



Total 



$194,110.00 



$194,110.00 



Grand total 



$291,002.00 



Reports on Every Member Canvass 



Have you conducted an Every Member canvass for local support? 
44 churches answer ' '■ yes, ' ' and 17 answer ' ' no. ' ' 

Have you conducted an Every Member canvass for Benevolences? 
42 churches answer ' ' yes ' ' and 18 churches answer ' ' no. ' ' 

Did you secure the full amount apportioned your church? 48 
churches answer ' no, ' ' and 12 answer ' ' yes. ' ' 

How many tithers? 31 churches report 817. 

Your committee would recommend that the Stated Clerk of the 
Presbytery be instructed to send to each church ty\^o sets of blanks, 
and that the clerk of the session be requested to make a neat and 
accurate copy for the Presbytery. 



The Committee on Women's Work submitted the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted: 

Your committee on Women 's Work would submit the following 
report: 



Respectfully submitted. 



S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 
E. N. RANSOM, 
C. G. SMITH. 



Number of Societies reported 

Total membership 

Number of Tithers 



, 42 
.2494 
. 499 



Benevolent Contributions : 

Foreign Missions 

Assembly 's Home Missions 

Synod's Home Missions 

Presbytery's Home Missions 



$15,522 



3,099 
1,672 
2,087 



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Congregational Home Missions 678 

Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief 1,507 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 351 

Educational Institutions 4,069 

Bible Cause 137 

Orphans' Homes : 4,079 

Current Expenses and Contingent Fees 6,309 

Miscellaneous Contributions 6,284 



Total for all purposes $45,814 



A number of the Young People's societies have never organized 
and the amount raised by them is small. On account of the division 
of Orange Presbytery there was difficulty in making a report on these 
societies. Under the circumstances we feel that the most satisfactory 
way is for us to confine our overture to the report of the Secretary 
of the Presbyterial, which report in our opinion is an excellent one. 
Mrs. J. Mel Thompson, is Secretary of the Presbyterial. 

(This detailed report was read to the Presbytery and received 
as information.) 

Eespectfully submitted, 

E. FEANK LEE, Chairman. 

The following report of the Treasurer on the Payment 
of Presbyterial Tax was read: 

The following amounts are due on Presbyterial Tax for the 
year ending March 31st, 1924: 



x^sheboro $ 6.00 

Bethany (Bal.) 2.00 

Bethlehem 12.00 

Cross Eoads (Bal.) 11.00 

Elfland 5.00 

Eno (Bal.) 1.00 

Fairfield ' 5.00 

Gilead 4.00 

Greenwood - 2.00 

Leaksville 8.00 

New Hope (Bal.) 7.00 

North Eno 5.00 

Piedmont (Bal.) 1.00 

Eed House 7.00 

Koxboro 8.00 



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Saxapahaw (Bal.) 1.00 

Shiloh (Bal.) 1.00 

Speedwell (Bal.; 8.00 

Spray 16.00 

Springwood . 15.00 

Stoiieville (Bal.) , 1.00 

Stony Creek 12.00 

Wentworth : 1.00 

The following- amounts are due on Presbyterial Tax for the year 
ending March 31st, 1923: 

North Eno $5.00 

Piedmont (Bal.) 1.00 

Shiloh (Baf) 1.00 

Speedwell (Bal.) 5.00 

Stony Creek 12.00 

Wentworth 1.00 



The committee on Leave of Absence respectfully submits 
the following: 

We have excused the following — E. S. Montgomey, W. L. Mason, 
T. J. Kirkland, J. T. Kilby, W. C. Eankin, and S. G. Cobb, after 
Wednesday morning session. J. M. McKiver, after Wednesday night 
session. J. H. Tate, after Thursday morning session. M. A. Wray, 
C. L. Wicker, after Thursday afternoon session. 

J. H. TATE, Chairman. 

Rev. W. S. Milne requested that he be permitted to labor 
without the bounds of this Presbytery until its next stated 
meeting. 

The following report of Assembly's Home Missions was 
adopted : 

ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS 

Your committtee on Assembly's Home Missions reports a year 
of splendid advance, both in financial returns and in spiritual results. 
The total receipts from all sources for the maintenance of the work 
-were $584,253.00, a gain of $60,852.00 over the preceding year. How- 
ever, it should be noted that from strictly Progressive Program 
sources the receipts were $508,743.00, which is $251,257.00 less than 
the Assembly's apportionment for this cause. 



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Reports from the fields show that 10,258 were added to the church 
upon profession, and 4,067 upon certificate, making a total of 14,325 
that were brought into the church loy the workers supported in whole 
or in part by the Assembly's Committee. 

During the year the committee was able, from its meager re- 
sources, to assist by donation or loan, in the erection of 20 churches 
and manses, while worthy appeals, totaling more than $200,000.00 
were declined from lack of funds. 

Your committee would again direct the attention of the Pres- 
bytery to the many exceptional opportunities for new and promising 
church enterprises. Our whole task at home and abroad waits upon 
the enlargements of the home base. An adequate fund for church 
extension continues to be one of the pressing demands of the com- 
mittee. 

The total receipts from the Special Equipment Campaign were 
$104,147.00. This amount includes the Birthday gift of the Auxil- 
iaries for the Mexican Girls ' School, the payment of a special pledge 
made in 1922, together with the pledges of 1923. The committee is 
genuinely grateful for this assistance in meeting the distressing 
equipment needs, but would direct attention to the fact that in the 
Equipment Offerings for the two years there is a shortage of almost 
$200,000.00 in the amount authorized by the Assembly for this pur- 
pose. 

There is one discouraging feature in the promotion of Home Mis- 
sion education, which your committee would ask the Presbytery to 
give special consideration. The records show that only a small num- 
ber of Sunday Schools observe the Annual Home Mission Day in 
November, or make any offering for this cause. The Executive Com- 
mittee believes that an important field for Home Mission education 
is being neglected, and most earnestly solicits the help of pastors, 
sessions and Sunday school superintendents in securing the observ- 
ance of this day in every Sunday school in the Presbytery. This is 
necessary if the future leaders of the Church are to know the great 
Home Mission facts, and be taught to aid this great department of 
the church 's work. 

The following recommendations are offered: 

1. That the churches be urged to observe the Week of Prayer 
for Home Missions, November 16-23, and that this occasion be used 
for advancing the interest of this fundamental cause. 

2. In view of the failure of so many Sunday schools to observe 
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for Assembly's Home Missions, that the Presbytery urge upon all 
Sunday schools, if possible, to arrange for the observance of this 
day this year. 

3. In view of the need of many Missions for larger and better 
buildings, and the exceptional oj)portunities for new churches in 
growing centers, that j)astors and sessions be urged to see that As- 
sembly's Home Missions receives its just and proportionate share 
in the special equipment offering. 

4. That all pastors be urged during the year to preach on this 
fundamental cause, emphasizing its place in our denominational 
growth. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. L. WHITELEY, Chairman 

The minutes were read and approved and the Presby- 
tery adjourned with prayer to meet in First church, Greens- 
boro, N. C, on Tuesday, May 6th, 1924, at 2:00 o'clock p. m. 

C. P. Coble, Permanent Clerk, 

R. S. Arrowood, Temporary Clerk. 



Attest — D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, May 6th, 1924. 

Orange Presbytery met on adjournment at First Pres- 
byterian church, Greensboro, May 6th, 1924, at 2 :00 m. 

Meeting opened with prayer by the Moderator. 

The following were present: Ministers — Jonas Barclay, 
M. S. Huske, C. G. Smith, E. N. Caldwell, T. M. McConnell, 
J. S. Cook, E. Frank Lee, Wade C. Smith, C. E. Hodgin, 
W. S. Milne, S. M.. Rankin, N. R. Claytor, W. R. Potter, R. 
Murphy Williams, and R. S. Arrowood. Elders — Thos. 0. 
Long, W. L. Cooper, J. Harvey White. 

Rev. N. R. Claytor requested Presbytery to dissolve the 
pastoral relation between him and Red House and Milton 
churches, and grant him a letter of dismission to Lexington 
Presbytery, Virginia. Presbytery heard communications from 
Red House and Milton concurring with him in this request. 
After many expressions of regret at his going and apprecia- 
tion of him and his work. Presbytery granted the request of 
Bro. Claytor, dissolved the pastoral relation between him 
and Red House and Milton churches and granted him a letter 
of dismission to Lexington Presbytery, Virginia, to accept 
a call to the Windy Cove church. 

Letters dismissing Rev. A. W. Crawford from Fayette- 
ville Presbytery, to Presbytery of Orange, and W. W. Mac- 
Morries from Tygarts Valley Presbytery to Presbytery of 
Orange, were heard by Presbytery. After the usual exam- 
ination on experimental religion and views on Theology, 
Church Government and Sacraments, they were received into 
Orange Presbytery. 

A petition composed of 49 names was presented for the 
organization of a church at Riverview, North Spray. On 
motion, the request of the Riverview church was granted and 



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a Commission appointed to organize a church there May 
18th, if the way be clear. Commission: E. N. Caldwell, D. 
I. Craig, J. S. Cook, W. J. Vaughn, Thomas Smith. 

A call for the services of C. G. Smith from the Asheboro 
church was heard, offering him a salary of $900.00 per year. 
The call was found in order, and placed in his hands and ac- 
cepted by him. The following committee was appointed to 
install him at a time agreed upon among themselves: Revs. 
S. M. Rankin, Wade C. Smith, and Elder A. W. McAlister. 

Calls from the Yancey ville group of churches for the 
services of Rev. W. AV. McMorries, were found in order, placed 
in his hands and accepted by him. Yanceyville offers a salary 
of $400.00; Bethesda $400.00; Griers $300.00 and Pleasant 
Grove $150.00 per annum. The following committee to in- 
stall him was appointed : Revs. S. M. Rankin, J. S. Cook, 
Eider J. Harvey White. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer, to moei at Elmira 
church, Burlington, N. C., June 15th, 1924, at 3 :30 p. m. 

Jonas Barclay, Moderator. 
C. P. Coble, Permanent Clerk. 
R. S. Arrowood, Temporary Clerk. 



Attest — D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY 



I. OFFICERS 

Stated Clerk— Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D. 
Permanent Clerk — Kev. C. P. Coble. 
Treasurer — Mr. E. J. Davis. 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery — Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. E. E. King, Mr. H. W. 
Wharton, Mr. E. S. Parker, Jr, Mr. G. W. Denny. 

2. Of Davidson College — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall 1926); Rev. 

D. I. Craig (Fall 1925); (Two to be added Spring Meeting). 

3. Of Flora MacDonald College — 

(1) First Group— (One year) (1924); Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. 
M. E. Hansel, Mr. E. G. Vaughn, Mr. E. W. Scott. 

(2) Second Group — (Two years) (1925) Eev. M. S. Eiehardson, 
Rev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Eev. E. C. Gilmore, Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Third Group— (Three years) (1926) Eev. E. M. Williams, 
Eev. C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. S. Strudwick. 

3. Of Glade Valley High School— 

(1) First Group— (One year) (1924) Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. 
McBryde Holt, Mr. W. Lee Cooper, Jr. 

(2) Second Group — (Two years) (1925) Mr. G. W. Denny, Mr. 

E. P. Wharton. 

III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

(1) Home Missions — Eev. E. N. Caldwell, Chaiman; Eev. M. S. 
Huske, Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. E. S. Arro- 
wood, Eev. R. C. Gilmore, Mr. Waldo Porter, Mr. J. Harvey White, 
Mr. T. D. Dupuy, Mr. S. G. Morgan. 

(2) Foreign Missions — Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Chairman; Eev. 
C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. E. J. Davis. 

(3) Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — Eev. G. L. White- 
ley, Chairman; Mr. A. W. McAllister, Eev. W. C. Smith. 



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(4) Christian Education and Minsterial Relief — Eev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Chairman; Eev. A. W. Shaw, Dr. W. C. Smith. 

(5) Sabbath School and Young People's Work — Eev. J. S. 
Cook, Chairman; Eev. W. P. Eobertson, Mr. Jno. O. Corbett. 

(6) Woman's Work— Eev. E. Frank Lee, Chairman; Eev. S. E. 
Hope, Eev. C. D. "Whiteley. 

(7) Men's Work — Mr. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Chairman; Eev. Wade 
C. Smith, Mr. A. C. Eay, Mr. E. C. White, Mr. Harry Barton. 

(8) Synodical Schools and Colleges — Eev. Jonas Barclay, Eev. 
P. H. Gwynn, Mr. E. W,. Scott. 

(9) Orphans' Homes — Eev. E. M. Williams, Chairman; Eev. G. 
L. Whiteley, Mr. T. E. Foust. 

(10) Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Eev. A. W. 
Shaw, Eev. E. E. Henderlite, Mr. E. A. Gilmer. 

(11) Stewardship — Eev. M. E. Hansel, Chairman and Secretary; 
Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. E. N. Caldwell, Mr. T. D. Blair, Mr. A. C. 
Eay. 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

(1) Printed Records of Presbytery — Eev. W. P. Eobertson, Eev. 

C. L. Wicker, Mr. J. A. Eankin. 

(2) Auditing Committee — Mr. W. L. Sharpe, Mr. Irvin Craw- 
ford. 

V. EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

(1) Language — Eev. P. H. Gwynn, Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. W. 

D. Moss, D. D. 

(2) Theology— Eev. D. I. Craig, D. J)., Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. 
H. S. Bradshaw, D. D. 

(3) Church History, Government and Sacraments — ^Eev. A. W. 
Shaw, Chairman, Eev. T. M. McConnell, Eev. C. L. Wicker. 



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EEPOET ON SABBATH SCHOOLS 

Fifty-two churches report fifty-eight schools, and they report: 

Oflacers and Teachers, 921; Scholars, 7,332; Cradle. Eoll, 455; 
Home Department, 417 ; Total membership, 8,600. 

Pupils admitted to Communion during the year, 282. 

Contributed to Foreign Missions, $1,264; Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions, $130.00; Synod's Home Missions, $149.00; Presbytery's Home 
Missions, $91.00; Congregational Home Missions, $258.00; Christian 
Education and Ministerial Belief, $163.00; Sabbath School Extension 
and Publication, $731.00; Educational Institutions, $191.00; Bible 
Cause, $18.00; Orphan Homes, $1,915.00; Current Expenses of 
School, $9,060.00; Miscellaneous contributions, $2,525.00; Total, $17,- 
322.00. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING 



Elmira Church, Burlington, N. C, June 15, 1924. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in adjourned session in the 
Elmira church of Burlington, N. C, at 3:30 p. m., and was 
called to order by Rev. E. N. Caldwell, the last Moderator pres- 
ent. The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. A. W. 
Crawford. 

Present: Revs. E. N. Caldwell, A. W. Crawford, W. R. 
Potter, W. P. Robertson, C. D. Whiteley, C. E. Hodgin, W. 
S. Milne and Elders W. C. Rankin of Alamance church, P. 
N. Pritchett of Westminster church, J. A. Barnwell of Burling- 
ton church, J. C. Pritchett of Elmira church, and C. C. Brown 
of Piedmont church. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin was appointed clerk pro tem. 

Rev. J. M. Millard was received by certificate from Gran- 
ville Presbytery, after due examination, according to the re- 
quirements of the Book of Church Order. Alamance church 
presented a call for the pastoral services of Rev. J. M. Millard 
for all his time at a salary of $2,000.00 per annum and the use 
of the manse. The call was found in order and placed in 
Mr. Millard's hands and was accepted by him. Presbytery 
then took order for his installation by the appointment of the 
following committee to conduct the installation service at 
Alamance church on the fifth Sunday of June, viz. : Rev. E. 
Frank Lee to preside and charge the pastor, Rev. C. P. Coble 
to preach the sermon, and Mr. A. M. Scales to charge the 
congregation. 

Mr. J. S. Jones, a candidate for the ministry under the 
care of Orange Presbytery, presented himself before Presby- 
tery for licensure. It was stated to Presbytery that Mr. Jones 
had taken a partial college course and had taken a three-year 
course at Union Seminary, completing the English course in 
theological studies. On motion the Presbytery decided to pro- 
ceed with the examination of Candidate Jones with a view to 



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his licensure as an extraordinary case. He was duly examined 
on Experimental Religion and Motives for Seeking the Minis- 
try, Theology, and Church Government, and Sacraments. Each 
of these examinations was approved as satisfactory parts of 
trial. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin reported that he had examined Mr. 
Jones' Thesis and Popular Lecture and had found them satis- 
factory and recommended their approval by Presbytery. This 
report was adopted and these trial parts were thus approved. 

Mr. Jones then preached his trial sermon from a text 
found in Rom. 10:10. After favorable criticism the sermon 
was approved as satisfactory. The examination as a whole 
was then approved. On motion, Mr. Jones' diploma from 
Union Seminary was accepted in lieu of other examinations 
required. 

The Elmira church presented a call for the pastoral serv- 
ices of Candidate J. S. Jones at a salary of $1600.00 per an- 
num. The call was found in order and placed in Mr. Jones' 
•hands and was accepted by him. 

The Presbytery being satisfied by the examination for 
licensure that Mr. Jones was ready and prepared for ordina- 
tion, decided to omit the licensure and proceed at the evening 
session of Presbytery to ordain him as an extraordinary case. 
The following committee was appointed to conduct the ordina- 
tion and installation service : Rev. CD. Whitely to preach the 
sermon. Rev. W. P. Robertson to charge the pastor, Mr. J. A. 
Barnwell to charge the congregation, and Rev. C. E. Hodgin 
to preside and propound the constitutional questions. The 
Presbytery then took recess until 7 :30 p. m. 



EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7 :30 p. m., and after devotional 
exercises and a sermon by Rev. C. D. Whiteley, proceeded to 
the ordination and installation of Mr. J. S. Jones, Rev. C. E. 



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Hodgin presided, propounded the questions, and offered the 
ordination prayer, Rev. W. P. Robertson charged the pastor, 
and Mr. J. A. Barnwell charged the congregation. Dr. W. 
R. Potter offered prayer for the divine blessing upon the pas- 
toral relation thus established. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Presbytery 
adjourned with the benediction by Rev. J. S. Jones to meet 
at Cross Roads church, October 21, 1924. 

E. N. Caldwell, Moderator. 

C. E. HoDGiN, Clerh pro tern. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Orange Presbytery met at the call of the Moderator at 
the Smith Memorial Building of the First Presbyterian church, 
Greensboro, N. C, August 1st, at 3:00 p. m. 

Presbytery was called to order by Rev. E. N. Caldwell, 
the last Moderator present. 

Dr. C. F. Myers opened the meeting with prayer. 

Present, were : Revs. E. N. Caldwell, E. Frank Lee, A. 
W. Shaw, W. S. Milne, W. R. Potter, C. F. Myers, M. E. Han- 
sell, C. D. Whiteley, W. T. Robertson, R. S. Arrowood, and 
Elders A. T. Whitsett, W. C. Rankin, W. L. Mason, Mebane, 
W. L. Cooper, Bethany. 

The call for the meeting was read and found in order. 

Rev. A. W. Shaw presented his resignation to Presbytery 
and asked for a letter of dismissal to Roanoke Presbytery. 

The church was heard from through its representative, 
Mr. W. L. Miason. 

Mr. S. G. Morgan read the resolutions of the congrega- 
tional meeting. 

After many expressions of regret on the part of the breth- 
ren, Presbytery accepted the resignation of Rev. A. W. Shaw 
from the Mebane church. The pastoral relation existing be- 
tween him and the Mebane church was dissolved and a letter 
of dismissal was granted him to Roanoke Presbytery to ac- 
cept the call of the Martinsville church. 

The request of the congregation of Community Chapel 
was granted and a Commission was appointed to organize a 
church: Rev. E. N. Caldwell, Chairman; W. S. Milne, J. S. 
Cooke, and Elder Kilby of the Milton church. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

E. N. Caldwell, Moderator. 

R. S. Arrowood, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest : D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Graham, N. C, Sept. 8, 1924. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in the manse at the Gra- 
ham Presbyterian church at 8 :30 a. m., Sept. 8, 1924, on the 
call of the Moderator. 

The call for the meeting was read and found in order. 

Present: Ministers— Ugys. W. R. Potter, E. N. Caldwell 
and M. E. Hansel, and Ruling Elder W. L. Cooper, Jr. 

Rev. E. N. Caldwell being the last Moderator present, pre- 
sided. Rev. M. E. Hansel was appointed clerk, pro tem. Open- 
ed with prayer. 

Mr. Lacy V. McPherson, a member of Hawfields church, 
was presented as a candidate seeking the gospel ministry. 

After being examined on Experimental Religion and Mo- 
tives for Seeking the Gospel Ministry the examinations were 
approved and he was received under the care of the Presbytery 
as a candidate and was recommended to the Committee on 
Christian Education for a loan in pursuing his course at Dav- 
idson College. 

The Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

M. E. Hansel, Clerk, pro tem. 

Attest: D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Washington, N. C, Oct. 15, 1924. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in the First Washington 
Presbyterian church, Oct. 15, 1924, by order ot the Synod of 
North Carolina. 

Present : Ministers — Revs. Craig, Hodgin, Williams, Cald- 
well, Hansell, Barclay, Henderlite, Potter, Huske, and Elders 
Wharton and Highsmith. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by Dr. Thompson 
and Rev. Jonas Barclay acted as Moderator. 

The Rev. R. E. Henderlite tendered his resignation of the 
pastoral charge of the Little River church,, and asked for the 
dissolution of the pastoral relation and that he be dismissed 
to Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The church was heard from through its representative and 
concurred in the request. The pastoral relation was dissolved 
and the Certificate granted. 

Presbytery took recess until after the night session of 
Synod. 

Presbytery met and was opened with prayer by Rev. 
Jonas Barclay, Moderator. 

A certificate from Bethel Presbytery was read dismissing 
the Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D. D., to unite with Orange Presby- 
tery. 

Dr. .Gillespie was examined in accordance with the Book 
of Church Order and he was received and enrolled as a mem- 
ber of Orange Presbytery. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Dr. D. I. 
Craig. 

Attest : D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 



Cross Roads church, Alamance County, 

Thursday, October 21, 1924. 

The Presbytery of Orange met, pursuant to its adjourn- 
ment, in the three hundred and ninth session, in Cross Roads 
church, Alamance County, on Tuesday, October 21st, 1924, at 
3 :00 p. m. After hearing a sermon by the retiring Moderator, 
Rev. Jonas Barclay, from the text, I Corinthians, 12:7, the 
Presbytery was constituted with prayer by the Moderator. 

The Roll call showed the following in attendance : 

Ministers Elders Churches 

C. E. Hodgin ^ E. J. Davis Westminster 

S. M. - Rankin 

P. H. Gwynn . 

C. P. Coble W. W. Smith High Point 

W. P. McCorkle 

R. M. Williams (2) S. Stokes Rawlins Church of Covenant 

E. Frank Lee (2) 

E. A. Ransom . Greensboro First 

W. P. Robertson R. A. Hodge Cross RoaSs 

J. C. McCulloch Stoney Creek 

W. S. Milne (2) 

E. N. Caldwell J. Harvey White Graham 

C. G. Smith 

R. S. Arrowood 

Jonas Barclay George Cole Gulf 

C. L. Wicker 

W- W. McMorries Dr. J. F. Padgett Bethesda 

C. C. Smith Griers 

J. M. Millard 

J. S. Jones Sam Pyle Elmira 

E. E. Gillespie, D. D. 

A. P. Dickson _ C. H. Field Buffalo (G) 

M, E. Hansel! R. W. Scott Hawfields 

George Morrow Bethlehem 

Wade C. Smith , 



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Ministers 



Elders 



Churches 



G. L. Whiteley 
C. D. "Whiteley 



•J. ■ W. Summers 
E. L. Barnwell 
.J. A. Barnwell _ 



Springwood 

Piedmont 

.Burlington First 



W. E. Potter, D. D. 



E. E. McClure 
W. L. Wilson _ 



-J. Will Wicker 
D. E. Purcell - 
W. H. Garner . 
I. L. Shaw — 



.Buffalo (Lee) 

Eeidsville 

Golston 

.-St. Andrews 

Jonesboro 

Midway 

.-Little Eiver 



r>. McL. Holt 
A. H. Murray 
J. E. Michael 



The Rev. P. H. Gwynn was elected Moderator, by accla- 
mation, and the Rev. Robert S. Arrowood was elected Tem- 
porary Clerk in the same manner. 

The minutes of the Called Meetings of June 15, August 
1st, and September 8th, were read and approved. 

The Committee on Orders submitted the following re- 
port, through the Chairman, Rev. W. P. Robertson : 

That the following hours be fixed for this meeting: Morning, 9:00 
a. m. to 12:30 p. m. Afternoon, 2:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m. Evening, 
8:00 p. m., to adjourn at will. 

That this evening at 7:30 the Eev. E. N. Caldwell will preach, 
subject: ''A Sense for the Fine Edges of Life." That Wednesday at 
11:00 a. m., Eev. W. E. Potter, D.' D., to preach, subject: ''The Sacri- 
ficial Atonement," and that immediately following, the Presbytery to 
observe the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Wednesday, 7:30 p. 
m., Eev. E. S. Arrowood to preach. Thursday at 11:00 a. m., Eev. 
P. H. Gwynn to preach, and Thursday at 7:30 p. m., Eev. Wade G 
Smith to preach. 

The report was adopted. 

Rev. R. S. Woodson of West Hanover* Presbytery, was 
introduced and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 
Rev. W. L. Wilson, of Fayetteville Presbytery was introduced 
and invited to sit as a corresponding member. 

Rev. R. S. Woodson was granted the privileges of the 
floor at this time, and presented a request that his father who 



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Fad been a member of this Presbytery and who had been de- 
posed by this Presbytery be restored to the Gospel Ministry. 
A communication in the form of a letter to the Stated Clerk 
of this Presbytery, from Mr. A. R. Woodson was read. Also 
a letter from Rev. R. S. Woodson, son of Mr. A. R. Woodson, 
to Dr. Craig was read. A letter from Rev. Wm. Huck, D. D., 
Superintendent of Home Missions of Atlanta Presbytery, was 
read, in which he expressed confidence in the sincere repent- 
ance of Mr. Woodson, commending some of his activities in 
Christian service, and his belief that Mr. Woodson was worthy 
to be restored. He also expressed his willingness and de- 
sire to use Mr. Woodson in the Mission work of Atlanta Pres- 
bytery, if the Presbytery of Orange should see fit to restore 
him at this time. 

Rev. R. S. Woodson made a very earnest and touching 
appeal in behalf of his father. 

On motion, the Presbytery went into executive session. 
After free and full discussion, it became apparent that the 
Presbytery was not ready to restore him at this time or with- 
out Mr. Woodson appearing in person before the Presbytery. 
In answer to the request for restoration, on the part of A. R. 
Woodson, the Presbytery gave the following answer: 

That the Presbytery of Orange grant Mr. A. R. Woodson 
permission to labor under the direction of the Home Mission 
Committee of Atlanta Presbytery as a Layman, and that if 
Mr. Woodson desires to do so, that he appear in person before 
this Presbytery at its Spring meeting, to present his request 
for restoration to the Gospel Ministry. 

Rev. R. S. Woodson thanked the Presbytery for the 
courtesy it had extended him and also for the action it had 
taken with reference to his father. 

Mr. Eugene Clark, a member of the Westminster church, 
Greensboro, appeared before the Presbytery and presented 
himself as a candidate for the Gospel ministry and asked to 
be taken under the care of this Presbytery. The session of 



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his church, through the pastor, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, commended 
the young man as a worthy and promising candidate. 

After the usual exaimnation on Experimental Religion 
and Motives for Seeking the Gospel Ministry, all of which 
were deemed satisfactory, he was received under the care of 
this Presbytery and enrolled as a Candidate for the Gospel 
Ministry. 

Presbytery then took recess till 7 :30 p. m. 



FIRST DAY— Evening Session 

The Presbytery met at 7 :30 p. m., Rev. E. E. Gillespie, 
D. D., Superintendent of Synod's Home Missions, made a 
brief but forceful address, after which the Presbytery took 
the following action: 

"The Presbytery of Orange has heard with pleasure and 
profit the address of Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D. D., on the sub- 
ject of Synod's Home Missions." 

Presbytery then heard a sermon by Rev. E. N. Caldwell 
from the text, Ezekiel 44:23, subject: "A Sense for the Pine 
Edges in Life." 

The following ministers were enrolled: Revs. G. L. 
Whiteley, M. E. Hansell, C. G. Smith, and W. W. McMorries. 

Rev. R. E. McClure of Wilmington Presbytery, and Rev. 
A. P. Dickson of Lexington Presbytery, were introduced and 

invited to sit as corresponding members. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer till 9:00 a. m. to- 
morrow. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 9 :00 a. m. Devotional exer- 
cises were conducted by Rev. M. E. Hansell, after which the 
Presbytery resumed business. 



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The Moderator announced the appointment of the fol- 
lowing Standing Committees: 

Calls and Supplies — Rev. M. E. Hansell, C. E. Hodgin, 
Jonas Barclay, and Elders J. Will Wicker and D. McL. Holt. 

Installations — Revs. E. N. Caldwell, C. D. Whiteley, J. 
M. Millard, and Elders R. W. Scott, and D. E. Purcell. 

Nominations — Revs. W. R. Potter, W. W. McMorries, 
W. P. Robertson, and Elders W. W. Smith, and A. H. Mur- 
ray. 

Minutes of General Assembly — Revs. C. P. Coble, M. S. 
Huske, R. M. Williams, and Elders J. W. Summers and Sam 

Pyle. 

Leave of Absence — Rev. C. G. Smith, and Elders R. A. 
Hodge and Geo. T. Morrow. 

AuditingS. S. Rawlins, C. H. Field and George Cole. 

Resolution of Thanhs — Rev. Wade C. Smith and Elder 
E. J. Davis. 

Calls from the Leaksville and El Bethel churches for the 
pastoral services of Rev. R. E. McClure were read and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

A call from the Buffalo church, Guilford, for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. A. P. Dickson was read and likewise 
referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Calls from the Pocket, Euphronia, Buffalo, (Lee County,) 
and White Hill churches for the pastoral services of Rev. 
W. L. Wilson were read and referred to the Committee on 
Galls and Supplies. 

A communication from Davidson College was read and 
referred to the Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

A communication from Dr. Leslie, Stated Clerk of the 
General Assembly, was read and referred to the Committee 
on Minutes of the Geheral Assembly, as was also another com- 



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munication concerning the Amendments to the Book of Church 
Order. 

Dr. J. F. Badgett of Bethesda church, J. C. McCuUoch 
of Stoney Creek church, and E. A. Ransom of Greensboro 
First church, were enrolled. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. R. M. Williams, S. S. Rawlins, 
Church of Covenant, and J. R. Michael of Little River, and 
Rev. E. Frank Lee and Rev. W. S. Milne were also enrolled. 

It was made the first order of the day of the afternoon 
session to hear the report of Presbytery's committee on Home 
Missions. 

Mr. T. S. Neal, reported in person his attendance upon 
the last meeting of the General Assembly at San Antonio. 
Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. R. M. Williams, Rev. M,. S. Huske and 
Elders W. 0. Smith and P. H. Gwynn, Jr., all in person or 
through others reported their attendance upon the last meet- 
ing of the General Assembly and the performance of such 
duties as was placed upon them. The reports were all receiv- 
ed and the diligence of all these brethren commended. 

Mr. A. C. Ray, Jr., a candidate for the ministry and now 
properly within this Presbytery by the change of Presbyterial 
Tines, was received by certificate from Fayetteville Presby- 
tery as a candidate of this Presbytery. 

Certificates from Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Lexing- 
ton Presbyteries dismissing Revs. W. L. Wilson, R. E. Mc- 
Clure, and A. P. Dickson, respectively, to the Presbytery of 
Orange, were read. These brethren . presented themselves to 
be received, and after the usual examination as to their sound- 
ness in the doctrines and fidelity to the Standards of our 
Church, which was satisfactory, they were received into this 
Presbytery and enrolled. 

Rev. R. M. Williams, chairman of the Committee on Or- 
phans' Home, made a verbal report and addressed the Pres- 



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bytery on behalf of the Home at Barium Springs. The re- 
port was received as information. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin made verbal report as trustee of Dav- 
idson College. The report was received as information. 

Communication from Rev. W. S. Wilhelm was read ask- 
ing that he be excused from attendance upon this meeting 
-of Presbytery. He was excused. 

A communication from Dr. D. I. Craig, our honored 
Stated Clerk, stating that he was away on the mission of per- 
forming the marriage ceremony for his son, and asking that 
he be excused from attendance upon this mee'ting of Presby- 
tery, was read. It was stated in connection with Dr. Craig 
that he had been absent from only two meetings of Presby- 
tery in forty-six years. Dr. Craig was excused. 

Presbytery took recess for ten minutes to prepare for 
the communion service. At 11:00 a. m.. Presbytery heard 
a sermon by Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., from the text, Eph. 
2:13, on the subject: ''The Sacrificial Atonement." After 
which the sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered 
by Revs. S. M. Rankin and J. M. Millard. After this solemn 
feast. Presbytery took recess till 2 :00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 p. m. 

Mr. Thomas Maslin, chairman of the Board of Trustees 
of the Glade Valley School, was introduced to the Presbytery 
and granted the privileges of the floor. He made a verbal 
report of the work of the school and addressed the Presbytery 
in behalf of the school. The report was received and referred 
to the Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

Mr. J. Harvey White, a member of the Board of Trustees 
of Flora McDonald College, made a verbal report for the 



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college. The report was received as information and the 
matter of it referred to the Committee on Schools and Col- 
leges. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Schools and Colleges report a marked prog- 
ress in the work of our educational institutions during the past year. 
Davidson College rejoices over the largest enrollment in her history, 
619 students, 92 of them candidates for whole-time Christian service, 
and only three students not church members. Flora McDonald and 
Queens Colleges have been enrolled as "A'-' Colleges on condition 
that ten per cent of the total apportionmnt be continued. With this 
understanding, Peace has been given the rating of an ' ' A-Junior ' ' 
college, and arrangements are now being completed by which Mitchell 
will secure the same rating. 

At the recent meeting of Synod, a resolution was adopted, asking 
that each Presbytery urge upon the churches the vital importance of 
meeting the ten per cent apportioned for Schools and Colleges. 

We recommend, therefore, that Whereas, Our Church Schools 
have in the recent past lost many students because of the lack of 
''A'' rating, and are now enjoying greatly increased patronage be- 
cause of this rating having at last been secured, and Whereas, We 
cannot hold this rating unless we secure the required ten per cent, 
this ten per cent not to include special contributions to campaigns, 

Resolved: (1) That Presbytery earnestly urges a loyal response 
on the part of churches and individuals, and 

(2) Presbytery requests the Men of the Presbytery to present 
this matter to all of our churches. 

JONAS BAECLAY, Chairman. 

The Committee on Home Missions made a report which 
was adopted, and the Chairman, Rev. E. N. Caldwell, was 
requested to furnish salient facts and figures to be embodied 
in the minutes. The report is as follows: 

, HOME MISSIONS 

Your committee on Home Missions makes the brief fall report: 

Receipts and disbursements of S. G. Morgan, Treasurer Presby- 
terial Home Mission Committee, to Oct. 21, 1924: 



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EECEIPTS 

Received from S. M. Eankin, former Treasurer $3,770.75 

Received from Presbytery's Treasurer 1,928.50 

Received Refund from Stewardship Committee (Spillman) 21.35 



$5,720.60 

DISBURSEMENTS 
Paid to Winston-Salem P'resbytery out of balance turned 

over to us $ 500.00 

Peak Creek church (pledged by former Committee) 410.00 

Jefferson Manse (pledged by former Committee) 500.00 

On Church (Haywood church) 100.00 

Expenses 123.82 

Paid men in the field one-half apportioned Winston-Salem 

Presbytery ; 3,770.58 

Balance in Bank 316.20 



$5,720.60 

From the above figures it can readily be seen but for the Foust 
legacy we would have borrowed heavily. Churches have paid in 
something over $2,000.00, when on the basis of our budget at the end 
of six months, it should have been $6,000.00. 

Two new men have come into our bounds, viz.: Rev. W, L. Wil- 
son in Lee County and Rev, R. E. McClure in Leaksville; and are now 
at work. 

The Milton group, together with Midway, Little River and Efland, 
are vacant. 

Mr. Hugh Hamilton did excellent work in Saxapahaw and Beth- 
lehem churches this summer as as summer worker. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin reported holding three meetings, and from 
reports received learn that most excellent services were held with 
splendid additions. 

Once again we PLEAD with all our churches to remit any 
benevolent funds at least each quarter, and preferably each month. 
It is imperative that we have funds to meet our obligations. 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. N. CALDWELL, Chairman. 
On motion, the Presbytery of Orange voted to concur 
with the action of Synod in asking the General Assembly to 
rescind its action of last May on the change of the church 
year, and send it down to the Presbyteries for their advice 
and consent. 



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The Sanford church presented an invitation to the Pres- 
bytery to hold its next stated meeting in that church. By a 
unanimous vote the invitation was accepted and the time for 
the Spring meeting was fixed, April 21, 1925, at 7 :30 p. m. 

On motion, that article of the Manual which calls for 
the nomination of Commissioners to the next General As- 
sembly, be taken up on the second day of the Fall meeting 
of Presbytery was set aside, and the election of same deferred 
till the Spring meeting. 

The Permanent Clerk was directed to prepare a list of 
those who have represented the Presbytery as Commissioners 
during the past ten years. 

The chairman of the Committee on Men's Work not being 
present, Mr. S. S. Eawlins, secretary of the Men of the Pres- 
bytery, recently organized at Graham, reported to the Pres- 
byery concerning the said organization and its purposes, arid 
announced the call for the Men of the Synod to be held in 
February in Greensboro, urging the men of the churches of 
the Presbytery to attend. 

The Presbytery of Orange approved and endorsed the 
organization of the Men of Orange Presbytery formed at 
Graham. 

The report of the Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Eelief submitted a report, as follows: 

The report of your committee at this meeting is concerned chiefly 
with our candidates for the ministry. The full report will be pre- 
sented at the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

Orange Presbytery has under its care two licentiates, eighteen 
candidates for the ministry, and one young lady at the Assembly's 
Training School. 

Licentiate J. W. Mann is not engaged in regular work at pres- 
ent, his health not permitting him to undertake regular work. He 
preaches occasionally as he has opportunity. By resting this year it 
is hoped that his health will be fully restored. 

Licentiate Hugh C. Hamilton finished his course at Union Theo- 
logical Seminary last Spring, and will spend this year in doing post 



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graduate work in Scotland. The fine work he did in his senior year 
at the Seminary is indicated by the following grades: Hebrew Exe- 
gess, A. O. T.; Interpretation, A; New Testament Interpretation, A; 
Church History, A; Systematic Theology, A; English Bible, A; Re- 
ligious Education, A. 

Arthur V. Gibson completed his first year at Union Theological 
Seminary last Spring, and has returned to the same institution for 
his second year. His grades last year were as follows: Hebrew, B 
plus; New Testament Interpretation, B plus; Church History, A; 
Systematic Theology, B plus; Homiletics, B plus; English Bible, A. 

Your committee did not receive the reports of the following can- 
didates who were students at Davidson College last year, viz.: O. 
J. Allison and J. R. Phipps of the Senior class, E. D. Witherspoon 
of the Sophomore class, and Gary J. Hansell and Wilbur L. Hodgkin 
of the Freshman class. These reports will be secured from the 
college. , 

Cary J. Hansell and Wilbur L. Hodgkin have returned to David- 
son and are pursuing their studies in the Sophomore class. 

O. J. Allison did not get his diploma at Davidson last year, but 
has returned to take his A. B. degree this year, and will also do some 
post graduate work. 

J, E. Phipps being irregular in his course, did not graduate at 
Davidson last year, but will not return to finish his course. He 
entered Union Theological Seminary this Fall. 

E. D. Witherspoon did not return to Davidson this Fall. He 
is working this year but expects to return next Fall. 

R. M. Cochran completed his first year at Louisville Seminary 
last Spring. He returned this Fall for his second year. His report 
for last year is as follows: Class Standing, B; Deportment, A; Dil- 
igence, A; Excused absences, 16; unexcused absences, 0. 

R. M. Hundley was a student at Hampden Sidney College last 
year in the Freshman class, and has returned for his second year. 
His grades last year were as follows: Bible, 2; English, 2; Greek, 3; 
History, 2; Latin, 2. 

Carl A. Montgomery reports that he will not be able to enter 
college this year, as it is necessary for him to work in order to 
meet obligations that are upon him. 

Leo. K. Pritchett and Lacy V. McPherson have entered the 
Freshman class at Davidson College. 

A. C. Ray, Jr., who was received at this meeting by certificate 
from Fayetteville Presbytery, is a member of the Senior class at 
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Eugene H. Clark, who was received under the care of Presby- 
tery at this meeting, is a student in Greensboro High School. 

We have received no reports on the following candidates: Carl 
E. Eankin, Thos. J. Voss, Erank S. Johnston, Charles L. Crawford, 
and J. H. Gentry. 

Miss Maud Forsyth is a student at the Assembly Training School. 

The following candidates have applied for loans, as follows: 
Cary J. Hansell, $200; Leo. K. Pritchett, $150; Lacy V. McPherson, 
$200; A. C. Eay, Jr., $200; E. M. Cochran, $150; Wilbur L. Hodgkin, 
$150; E. M. Hundley, $200; A. V. Gibson, $150; J. E. Phipps, $200; 
Miss Maud Forsyth, $200. We recommend the approval of these 
applications. 

, J. I. Knight, a candidate under the care of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery has applied to this Presbytery for a loan of $150. As Mr. 
Knight 's home church, Euphronia is now in this Presbytery, we shall 
apply at once for his transfer to this Presbytery. We recommend 
the approval of his application for a loan. 

We also recommend that Candidates O. J. Allison and T. J. Voss 
be transferred to the care of Winston-Salem Presbytery, their home 
churches now being in the bounds of that Presbytery. 

Mrs. A. W. Crawford has applied for aid from the funds of Min- 
isterial Eelief, to the amount of $300 per year. We recommend the 
approval of this application. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

The above report was adopted and the diligent and faith- 
ful and unselfish service of the Rev. C. E. Hodgin, was com- 
mended by a rising vote. 

The following resolution was passed: That when this 
Presbytery adjourns, it do so to meet at Graham church, 
Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a. m. 

Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., was granted ten minutes of 
tie evening service to present his report on Foreign Missions. 

The following report of the committee on Stewardship 
was submitted by the chairman, Rev. M. E. Hansell, and was 
adopted : 

EEPOET OF STEWAEDSHIP COMMITTEE 
Your Committee on Stewardship offers the following report: 
We would call Presbytery's attention to the steady progress 

being made in respect to both the thoroughness of the canvass and 

the report of results. 



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EVEEY MEMBER CANVASS 
There are reports this year from 44 of the 69 churches, last 
year 37 churches reported, the year previous 34. The amount sub- 
scribed also shows an increase, the total being $86,358 for Benev- 
olences, $132,706 for Current Expenses and Pastor's Salaries. Total 
for both $219,064. Last year the subscriptions amounted to $194,282, 
and the year previous $171,778. The number of subscriptions show 
a healthy increase, total subscriptions for both Benevolent and Cur- 
rent Expenses 10,025, last year 8,892, and the year previous 7,463. It 
is encouraging to notice that many of our churches are reporting 
subscriptions for over 75 per cent of their members. If we could 
make such a report for the whole Presbytery we would have over 
fifteen thousand subscriptions. The churches that did not make a 
report of their Every-Member Canvass were: Asheboro, Buffalo (Lee) 
Chapel Hill, Efland, (Elim), Eno, Euphronia, Fairfield, Gilead, Green- 
wood, Golston, Griers, Haywood, Irving Memorial, Little River, Mil- 
ton, North Eno, Pinegrove, Pleasant Grove, Salem, Smyrna, Stone- 
ville, Wentworth, White Hall, Yanceyville. 

PASTOR'S SALARY 

We are gratified to see that eleven churches increased their 
pastor 's salary, a total of $2,655. We are recommending an increase 
of $11,558, and we are sure that if our churches made a more thor- 
ough Every-Member Canvass, and were more diligent in getting their 
members to pay the Lord a tithe, that there would be no trouble in 
paying this additional amount. 

CONVERSIONS 

The reports show that there were 501 conversions in the Presby- 
tery. Last year 447, and the year previous 590. There are in this 
Presbytery 68,233 unconverted persons over 10 years of age. This 
shows that there is a vast opportunity for winning souls to Christ. 

FAMILY ALTARS 
Thirty-four churches reported 370 Family Altars. Last year 
there were 253, and the year previous, 293. We are sure that this 
number could be doubled with very little effort if proper emphasis 
was put upon the Family Altar. 

TITHING 

We now have 968 tithers in this Presbytery. Last year we re- 
ported 772, and the year previous 593. While this increase is very 
gratifying, the proportion is very small. Every Presbyterian should 
be a tither, and we should make an effort to get all of our membei*s 
to tithe. ' 



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RECOMMENDATIONS 

1st. That the Five-Year Program adopted by the Synod be com- 
mended to our churches as a basis for a five-year program for each 
church, and that the Men of the Church and the Woman's Auxiliary 
be urged to work and pray, and give of their time and money to 
make possible the accomplishment of this purpose. 

2nd. That a careful list be made by every church in the Pres- 
bytery of the unconverted, and that these people be interviewed 
personally, and invited to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and 
Lord. 

3rd. That an effort be made by every church to enroll in the 
Sabbath school every church member and every person in the com- 
munity not connected with any church or attending any Sunday 
school. 

4th. That pastors and sessions be urged to arrange for the 
special study of Stewardship during the month of November, using 
the Stewardship Study Books recommended in the Stewardship Man- 
ual of 1925. 

5th. That a strong effort be made during the year by the Pastor, 
assisted by the Men of the Church and Woman 's Auxiliary to estab- 
lish a Family Altar in every home. 

6th. That an effort be made during the year to enroll every 
member of the church as a Tither. 

7th. That the Benevolent Quota herewith submitted be adopted, 
and that all churches be urged to pay the apportionments to every 
cause in full. 

8th. That the officers of every church be urged to secure a sub- 
scription for both the Benevolent Causes and Current Expenses from 
every member of the congregation and that special attention be giv- 
en to new converts, and children to see that they are trained to con- 
tribute regularly and proportionately. 

9th. That the per cent of distribution of Benevolent Funds be 
the same as last year. 

10th. That Church Treasurers be urged to pay out all Benev- 
olent Funds monthly, or at least quarterly. 

11th. That the churches now using the Single Budget — Single- 
Envelope system, be urged to adopt the Double Budget — ^Double-Treas- 
urer System. 

12th. That the Presbytery give hearty approval to the Special 
Campaign for the General Assembly Equipment Fund to be held Dec. 
14, and that all churches be requested to give their members an op- 



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portunity to contribute to this Fund to meet the need of our rapidly 
growing work, at home and abroad. 

13th. That in accordance with the new plan of Synod for the 
$200,000 Church and Manse Erection Fund, that all our churches be 
asked to contribute an amount equivalent to five per cent of the 
regular quota for Benevolences in a collection to be taken the Third 
Sunday in July, according to action of Synod. 

14th. That the Presbytery's quota of the expense of Synod's 
Stewardship Committee be prorated among the churches using as a 
basis the Benevolent Quota, and that the Home Mission Committee 
underwrite the amount upon the basis adopted by the Synod. 

15th. That the Presbytery recognize its duty of Stewardship 
to our Presbyterian boys and girls in the State institutions of higher 
education and take steps for their spiritual training and welfare. 

Presbytery took recess till 7 :30 p. m. 



SECOND DAY— Evening Session 

Presbytery reassembled at 7:30 p. m. 

Eev. W. R. Potter, chairman of the Committee on For- 
eign Missions, presented a report on that subject which was 
received as information. 

Presbytery then heard a sermon by Rev. R. S. Arrowood 
from the text, Eph. 4:25. Subject: ''Nothing But the Truth." 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer, until tomorrow morn- 
ing at 9:00 a. m. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 9:00 a. m. The devotional 
exercises were conducted by Rev. C. G. Smith, after which 
Presbytery resumed business. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The following resolution was adopted: 

In view of the increasing number of students in attendance at 
the University at Chapel Hill, and the ever growing need of deepen- 



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ing the spiritual life of the University, our Presbytery requests the 
Home Mission Committee to confer with the Synod's committee with 
a view of giving such assistance to our resident pastor at Chapel 
Hill as may enable him to meet the increasing spiritual need of our 
church at the University. • 

The Standing Committee on Calls and Supplies, sub- 
mitted the following report, which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Calls and Supplies respectfully reports as 
follows; 

1. Calls for the pastoral services of Eev. R. E. McClure of Wil- 
mington Presbytery have been received from the Leaksville and El 
Bethel churches. The call from Leaksville at a salary of $1000, and 
a manse is in proper form and duly certified and is recommended to 
be found in order. The call from El Bethel at a salary of $300 and 
manse, is in proper form but not certified by the Moderator of the 
congregational meeting. However, from information of those ac- 
quainted with the circumstances, we recommend that this call be 
found in order and with the one from Leaksville be placed in the 
hands of Brother McClure. 

2. Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. W. L. Wilson of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery have been received from Pocket, White Hill, 
Buffalo and Euphronia in Lee County, are in proper form and prop- 
erly attested, except that the Moderator of the congregational meet- 
ing of Pocket church failed to certify that the committee of elders 
and deacons who signed it were so directed by the vote of the con- 
gregation. Others, however, expressing belief that the omission was 
only an oversight, we recommend that the calls be found in order 
and placed in the hands of Brother Wilson. The terms of the calls 
are, Buffalo — salary $500; White Hill — salary $500; Pocket — salary 
$350; Euphronia — salary $350; and manse for the group. 

3. A call for the pastoral services of Rev. A. P. Dickson, of 
Lexington Presbytery from the Buffalo church at Greensboro, N. C, 
at a salary of $2,400 and manse, has been received in proper form 
and duly attested. We recommend that it be found in order and 
placed in the hands of brother Dickson. 

M. E. HANSELL, 
JONAS BARCLAY, 
C. E. HODGIN, 

The calls were placed in the hands of these brethren, 
as recommend by the Committee on Calls and Supplies, and 
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The following report of the Committee on Installations 
was adopted: 

Your Committee on Installation submits the follwing report: 
For the installation of Eev. A. P. Dickson as pastor of Buffalo 
church in Guilford, time , Nov. 30, 1924. Dr. W. E. Potter to preach 
and preside, Eev. E. S. Arrowood to charge the pastor, Mr. J. Harvey- 
White to charge the congregation. 

To install Eev. E. E. McClure at Leaksville and El Bethel, Dr. 
E. E. .Gillespie, Eev. M. S. Huske, Mr. E. S. Montgomery, with Mr. 
T. L. Smith as alternate. Time and parts to be determined by the 
commission. 

To install Eev. W. L. Wilson pastor at Buffalo, Lee County, 
White Hill, Euphronia, and Pocket, Eev. C. L. Wicker, Eev. Jonas 
Barclay, Dr. E. C. Gilmore, and Elder Lynn Mclver. Time and 
parts to be fixed by the commission. 

E. N. CALDWELL, Chairman. 
Mr. M.. A. Ray presented excuse for not attending this 
meeting of Presbytery. He was excused. 

The following report was adopted : 

Your committee appointed to install Eev. C. G. Smith at Ash- 
boro would report that Brother Smith was installed as pastor at 
Ashboro on June 15, 1924. 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 
The Treasurer, Mr. E. J. Davis, made the following re- 
port with reference to Winston-Salem Presbytery: 

There was refunded to Winston-Salem Presbytery $79.67, being 
one-third of the Presbyterial Tax received from the churches trans- 
ferred to form that Presbytery during the year ending March 31, 
1924, and in accordance with the action taken by Orange Presbytery 
at its Spring meeting this year. 

E. J. DAVIS, 
Treasurer of Orange Presbytery. 

The report of the organization of Riverview church was 
carried over as unfinished business. 

The Committee on Revision of the Manual of Presbytery 
was continued, and asked to complete their work and have 
the Manual printed. 

On motion, the Sanford church was asked to prepare a 



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historical sketch of that church for the Spring meeting of the 
Presbytery. Also the pastor and session of the Cross Roads 
church was asked to prepare a historical sketch of that 
church for the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

The Stated Clerk of Presbytery was asked to secure an 
adequate vault in which to place such valuable papers as may 
be in his hands. 

The Standing Committee on Minutes of the Assembly 
recommended that the Presbytery adopt the revisions to the 
Book of Church Order sent down for approval. This was, 
on motion, put on docket for the Spring meeting. 

The committee to install Rev. J. M. Millard at Alamance 
reported as follows: 

Your committee appointed to install Eev. J. M. Millard pastor 
of Alamance church performed that duty on the date appointed — 
the fifth Sunday in June, at 11:00 o'clock. Eev. E, Frank Lee pre- 
sided and propounded the constitutional questions. Eev. C. P. Coble 
preached the sermon. Eev. E. Prank Lee delivered the charge to 
the pastor and Eev, C. P. Coble delivered the charge to the congre- 
gation. 

E. FEANK LEE, For the Committee. 
Rev. Wade C. Smith presented his excuse for tardiness 
and was enrolled. 

The Standing Committee on Leave of Absence reported, 
as follows: 

The Committee on Leave of Absence respectfully submits the 
following report: 

We have excused from attendance upon this meeting of Presby- 
tery, Eev. M. A. Eay of Jonesboro. W>e have excused Eev. S. M. 
Eankin and Elder D. E. Pureell of Eeidsville, after Wednesday 
morning session. 

GEO. T. MOEEOW, 
C. G. SMITH. 

The above report was adopted. 

The Treasurer's report was adopted, as follows: 

TEEASUEEE'S EEPOET 
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a report at the Fall meeting of Presbytery, I have not prepared a 
financial report, but deem it proper to call some facts to Presbytery 's 
attention. 

For the regular benevolent causes, nineteen churches have paid 
to all of the causes, and probably some others have paid to all of 
the causes, remitting part of their funds direct. Eleven have paid 
to part of the causes, but not to all of them, leaving thirty-nine of 
the churches that have not paid to any of the causes through me. 

Of Sunday schools, two have remitted for all causes, seven for 
part but not all, leaving sixty, if all churches have Sunday schools, 
that have remitted for no benevolent causes. 

Of Woman's Auxiliaries, five have remitted for all causes, 
nine for part but not all, the Auxiliaries of fifty-five churches hav- 
ing remitted nothing for any of the causes. 

As to Presbyterial Tax, six churches have paid their tax in full 
for this fiscal year, nine have paid part of their tax for this year, 
leaving fifty-four churches that have paid no part of this year's 
tax. Nineteen churches are in arrears for the whole or part of the 
Presbyterial tax for last 3^ear, and six churches are in arrears for 
Presbyterial Tax for two or more years. , 

I note that ten churches made no report of contributions to any 
of the causes, even to expense of local church. The Stated Clerk of 
the General Assembly prints their membership in accordance with 
their last previous reports while the church may be practically dead; 
for example, Elim church has paid nothing for Presbyterial Tax or 
any other purpose for more than four years, and I have been informed 
that the membership has largely decreased, but we have been assessed 
$2.00 each year for several years for expenses of the General As- 
sembly for that church. ' , 

As churches are liable to become vacant at any time, it would 
be quite a help if the names and addresses of Treasurers and Clerks 
be printed in the minutes of Presbytery from time to time. In the 
case of such churches as Elim, referred to above, and some other 
churches that are in arrears for several years for Presbyterial Tax, I 
think it would be proper to charge the amount olf and raise the 
question whether the decision as to such eases should be passed 
upon by the Presbytery, the Stewardship Committee or the Treasurer. 

The above facts are given for information. 

E. J. DAVIS, 
Treasurer of Orange Presbytery. 

Presbytery then heard a sermon by the Rev. P. H. Gwynn 
from the text, Eph. 4 :1. 



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Tli« Committee on Resolution of Thanks offered the 
following report, which was adopted by a rising vote: 

Eesolved that tlie cordial thanks of Orange Presbytery be ex- 
tended to the pastor and congregation of the Cross Koads church for 
their hospitable entertainment of the members of the Presbytery in 
their homes, and especially to the ladies of the congregation for 
the bounteous dinners they have provided for the noon recesses at 
the church. We further recommend that this resolution be read 
from the pulpit next Sunday. 

E. J. DAVIS, for the Committee. 
The following report of the Committee on Nominations 
was adopted : 

The Committee on Nominations submits the following report: 

Trustees of Davidson College, Fall, 1925 — Don Scott, T. D. Dupuy. 

Flora McDonald College, Fall, 1927 — Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. 
M. E. Hansen, Mr. E. G. Vaughn, Mr. E. W. Scott. 

Glade VaUey School, Fall, 1927— Eev. E. N. Caldwell, Eev. S. 
M. Eankin, Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. W. L. Cooper, Jr., Eev. W. W. 
McMorries, Mr. E. E. King. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Eev. E. C. Gil- 
more, Eev. C. D. Whiteley, Mr. E. A. Gilmer. 

2. Orphans' Home — Eev. E. -M. Williams, Eev. G. L. Whiteley, 
Dr. T. E. Foust. 

3. Woman's Work and Young People's Work — Eev. E. Frank 
Lee, Eev. S. E. Hope, Eev. J. S. Jones. 

4. Schools and Colleges — Eev. Jonas Barclay, Eev. P. H. Gwynn, 
John M. Mclver, Jr. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

W. E. POTTEE, Chairman, 
W. P. EOBEETSON, 
W. W. McMOEEIES. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

The Presbytery adjourned with prayer and the Apostol- 
ic benediction, by Rev. C. P. Coble, to meet at Graham church, 
Nov. 11, 1924, at 10 :30 a. m. 

P. H. GwYNN^ Moderator. 
G. P. Coble, Permanent Clerk. 
R. S. Arrowood, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest — D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING 



Graham, N. C, Nov. 11th, 1924. 

Orang-e Presbytery met in the Manse of Graham Pres- 
byterian church at 10:30 a. m., date as above. Called to 
order by Rev. E. N. Caldwell, last Moderator. 

Present— Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Rev. W. R. Potter, 
D. D., Rev. M. S. Huske, Rev. E. N. Caldwell, Rev. W. P. 
Robertson, Rev. E. Frank Lee, Rev. R. S. Arrowood, and 
Elder McBride Holt of Graham church. 

Opened with prayer by Rev. W. P. Robertson. 
Elder McBride Holt elected to act as Temporary Clerk. 

Rev. E. Frank Lee asked to be dismissed from the Pres- 
bytery that he might unite with the N. C. Conference of the 
M. E. Church, South. A motion to grant request was made 
by Dr. Craig and seconded by Dr. Potter. 

After a series of remarks and expressions of regret, love 
and esteem, by Caldwell, Craig, Huske, Potter and Robertson, 
Bro. Lee was dismissed as per his request. 

Dr. Craig offered the following resolution which was 
seconded by Mr. Holt, and adopted, as follows : 
Resolved — 

That in dismissing the Rev. E. Frank Lee to the North Carolina 
Conference of the M. E. Church, South, we desire to place on record 
our high esteem of him as a most useful minister and a brother be- 
loved. Within the past eleven years he has done a splendid work 
as pastor of the Buffalo Presbyterian church near Greensboro. We 
regret exceedingly to see him go from us. However, if the Lord is 
leading him, we can only but say^ May the Lord richly bless him 
and his family in his new environments, and abundantly bless his 
labors and crown them with success. 

D. L CRAIG, Stated Clerk. 

Graham, N. C, Nov. 11, 1924. 

The above Resolution was adopted, and ordered spread 
on minutes, and a copy furnished Mr. Lee. 

The Commission to install Rev. R. E. McClure at El 
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The Commission consisting of 'Kev. M. S. Huske, Dr. E. E. Gilles- 
pie and Ruling Elder R. S. Montgomery, appointed to install Rev. 
R. E. McClure as pastor of the El Bethel and Leaksville churches, 
report their duty performed on Sunday, November 2nd, 1924. In 
the afternoon at El Bethel and at Leaksville at night. Rev. M. S. 
Huske presided, preached the sermon and propounded the constitution- 
al questions. He also charged the pastor. Ruling Elder R. S. Mont- 
gomery charged the congregation. Dr. Gillespie was absent on ac- 
count of illness. 

M. S. HUSKE, Chairman. 
The above report was adopted. 

Eeport of the Commission to install Rev. W. L. Wilson 
pastor of the White Hill, Buffalo, Euphronia and Pocket 
churches. The report is as follows : 

The Commission met at White Hill church at 11:00 a. m., Nov. 
13th, 1924, and was called to order in the presence of the congre- 
gation and the meeting opened with prayer. 

Present — Rev. Dr. R. C. Gilmore, Moderator^ and Rev. C. L. 
Wicker, who was elected clerk. Rev. C. L. Wicker presided, preached 
and propounded the constitutional questions. Dr. Gilmore delivered 
the charge to the pastor and people. Commission took recess until 
3:00 p. m. 

The Commission reconvened in the Buffalo church at 3:00 p. m. 
Present — Rev. R. C. Gilmore and Rev. C. L. Wicker. Dr. Gilmore pre- 
sided, preached and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. 
C. L. Wicker delivered the charge to pastor and people. Adjourned 
with prayer. 

The Commission met in the Euphronia church at 11:00 a. m., Nov. 
14th, 1924, and was called to order in the presence of the congre- 
gation and meeting opened with prayer. Present — Rev. R. C. Gil- 
more and Rev. C. L. Wicker. Dr. Gilmore presided, preached and 
propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. C. L. Wicker delivered 
the charge to pastor and jjeople. Took recess until 3:00 p. m. 

The Commission reconvened in the Pocket church at 3:00 p. m. 
Present — Rev. R. C. Gilmore and Rev. C. L. Wicker. Rev. C. L. 
Wicker presided, preached and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Dr. Gilmore delivered the charge to pastor and people. 

Minutes of all meetings read and approved. Adjourned with 
prayer. 

ROBERT CAMPBELL GILMORE, Moderator. 
Attest— C. L. Wicker, Clerk. 



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The report was adopted. 

The Commission for the organization of a new church 
near Milton, N. C, reported as follows: 

Your Commission for the organization of the Community Presby- 
terian church near Milton, N. C, submits the following report: 

The Commission consisted of Eev. W. S. Milne, Rev. E. N. Cald- 
well and Elder James I. Kilby. 

On November 9th, at 3:30 p. m. in the new debt-free chapel, in 
a splendid donated plot of ground, the Commission assembled and 
presenting the list of 18 charter members, the church was organized 
under the name of the Community Presbyterian church." 

Rev. E. N. Caldwell presided and preached the sermon and Rev. 
W. S. Milne conducted the ordination and installation service. 

The following olEcers were duly elected, ordained and installed: 
Mr. Prank E. Cardwell, elder, with Mr. Harry J. Chapman and Mr. 
John R. Griffith as deacons. * 

The following are the charter members: Mr. P. P. Cardwell, Mrs. 
P. P. Cardwell, Mr. Frank Cardvvell, Jr., Mrs. Elizabeth Barker, 
Mrs. Annie E. Pranklin, Mr. Harry J. Chapman, Mrs. Sallie Belle 
Sheets, Mr. W. T. Arrington, Mrs. Lillian Arrington, Mr. E. D. Poin- 
dexter, Mrs. E. D. Poindexter, Mrs. Lessie Bennefield, Miss Bessie 
Arrington, Mr. Edwin P. Arrington, Mr. John R. Griffith, Mrs. T. E. 
Mays, Mrs. J. T. Kilby, Miss Ella Clabourue. 

E. N. CALDWELL, Chairman. 

This report was adopted. 

Rev. M.. S. Huske and Dr. Craig made excuse for non- 
attendance on meeting of Presbytery at Cross Roads, and they 
were duly excused. 

Rev. Mr. Cook was also excused, by request through Mr. 
Huske. 

Mr. Huske reported his attendance on the General As- 
sembly at San Antonio, Texas, and gave an interesting ac- 
count of its proceedings. 

The minutes were read and approved, and Presbytery 
adjourned to meet in the Sanford Presbyterian church on 
April 21st, 1925, at 7:30 p. m. 

Closed with prayer, led by Rev. E. N. Caldwell. 

McBride Holt, Temporary Clerk, 

Attest — D. I. Craig, Stated Clerk. > 



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DIRECTORY 



I. OFFICERS 

Moderator — Eev. P. H. Gwynn. 
Stated Clerk— Eev. D. I. Craig, 1). D. 
Permanent Clerk — Eev. C. P. Coble. 
Treasurer — Mr. E. J. Davis. 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery— Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. E. E. King, Mr. H. W. 
"V\^arton, Mr. E.^S. Parker, Jr., Mr. G. W. Denny. 

, 2. Of Davidson CoUege— Eev. C. E. Hodgin, (Fall 1926); Eev. 

D. I. Craig, Mr. Don Scott, T. D. Dupuy, (Fall 1925.) 

3. Of Flora MacDonald College^ 

(1) First Group— (One year) (1925) Eev. E. M. Williams, Eev. 
C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. S. Strudwick. 

(2) Second Group — (Two years) (1926) Eev. M. S. Eichardson, 
Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Eev. E. C. Gilmore, Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Third Group — (Three years) (1927) Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. 
M. E. Hansen, Mr. E. G. Vaughn, Mr. E. W. Scott. 

4. Of Glade Valley High School— 

(1) First Group— (One year) (1925) Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. 
McBryde Holt, Mr. W. Lee Cooper, Jr., Eev. E. N. Caldwell. 

(2) Second Group— (Two years) (1926) Mr. G. W. Denny, Mr. 

E. P. Wharton, Eev. W. W. McMorries, and E. E. King. 

III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

(1) Home Missions — Eev. E. N. Caldwell, Chairman; Eev. M. S. 
Huske, Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. E. S. Arro- 
wood, Eev. E. C. Gilmore, Mr. Waldo Porter, Mr. J. Harvey White, 
Mr. T. D. Dupuy, Mr. S. G. Morgan. 

(2) Foreign Missions^Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Chairman; 
Eev. C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. E. J. Davis. 

(3) Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — Eev. G. L. White- 
ley, Chairman; Mr. A. W. McAllister, Eev. W. C. Smith. 



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(4) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Eev. C. E. 
Hodgin, Chairman; Eev. J. M. Millard, Dr. W. C. Smith. 

(5) Sabbath School and Young People's Work — Rev. J. S. 
Cook, Chairman; Eev. W. P. Eobertson, Mr. Jno. O. Corbett. 

(6) Woman's Work — Eev. J. S. Jones, Chairman; Eev. S. E. 
Hope, Eev. C. D. Whiteley. 

(7) Men's Work — Mr. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Chairman; Eev. Wade 
C. Smith, Mr. A. C. Eay, Mr. E. C. White, Mr. Harry Barton. 

(8) Synodical Schools and Colleges — Eev. Jonas Barclay, Eev. 
P. H. Gwynn, Mr. E. W. Scott. 

(9) Orphans' Homes — Eev. E. M. Williams, Chairman; Eev. G. 
L. Whiteley, Mr. T. E. Foust. 

(10) Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Eev. E. C. 
Gilmore, D. D., Chairman; Eev. C. D. Whiteley, Mr. E. A. Gilmer. 

(11) Stewardship — Eev. M. E. Hansell, Chairman and Secretary; 
Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. E. N. Caldwell, Mr. T. D. Blair, Mr. A. C. 
Eay. 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

(1) Printed Records of Presbytery — Eev. W. P. Eobertson, Eev. 

C. L. Wicker, Mr. J. A. Eankin. 

(2) Auditing Committee — Mr. W. L. Sharpe, Mr. Irvin Craw- 
ford. 

V. EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

(1) Language — Eev. P. H. Gwynn, Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. W. 

D. Moss, D. D. 

(2) Theology— Eev. D. I. Craig, D. D., Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. 
H. S. Bradshaw, D. D. 

(3) Church History, Government and Sacraments — Eev. T. M. 
McConnell, Chairman; Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. C. L. Wicker. 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

THREE HUNDRED AND TENTH SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

Sanford Presbyterian Church 
Lee County, N* C. 
April 21-23, 19^5 

AND OF 

Intermediate Meetings 



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Statesville. N. O. 

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CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, March 5, 1925. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Presby- 
tery met in the Smith Memorial Building of the First Pres- 
byterian church, Greensboro, N. C, and was called to order by 
the Moderator, Rev. P. H. Gwynn, who opened the meeting 
with prayer. 

The following members were present, Mimsters — P. H. 
Gwynn, C. P. Coble, C. E. Hodgin, G. L. Whiteley, W. R. Pot- 
ter, D. D., E. N. Caldwell, M. S. Huske, J. M. Millard, A. P. 
Dickson, R. E. McClure, C. D. Whiteley, S. M. Rankin, M. E. 
Hansel, and Elders E. J. Davis, of Westminister and J. M. 
Thompson, Mebane. 

The call for the meeting was read and found in order. 

Rev. K. L. Whittington was received by certificate from 
East Alabama Presbytery, and Rev. Edgar Woods was received 
by certificate from Wilmington Presbytery, after due examina- 
tion according to the Book of Church Order. 

A call from the Midway church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. K. L. Whittington for all his time at a salary of $1000 
per year (to be supplemented by the Home Mission Commit- 
tee,) and manse, 'was read, found in order and accepted by 
him. 

Order was taken for his installation by the appoint- 
ment of the following committee to conduct the installation 
service, on March 24, 1925 : Rev. R. S. Arrowood to preside 
and charge the pastor. Rev. C. E, Hodgin to preach the sermon 
and Elder T. D. Dupuy to charge the congregation. 

Mr. Roy Whitley a member of the Elmira church, pre- 



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sented himself as a candidate for the Gospel ministry and ask- 
ed to be taken under the care of the Presbytery. He had the 
endorsement of his session and Rev. C. E. Hodgin recommend- 
ed him as a suitable candidate. After examination on Ex- 
perimental religion and motive for seeking the Gospel minis- 
try, he was received under the care of the Presbytery and en- 
rolled as a candidate for the Gospel ministry. 

Rev. C. P. Coble was elected Stated Clerk of Presbytery 
till the next Stated meeting, and his salary for that time fixed 
as $50.00. He fills out the term of the late Dr. D. I. Craig. 

The following committee was appointed to prepare a suit- 
able memorial of Dr. D. I. Craig for the next Stated meeting 
of Presbytery: Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. M. S. Huske, Elder 
Francis Womack. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

P. H. GwYNN, Moderator. 
Attest — C. P. Coble, Stated Cleric. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, March 19, 1925. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, the Presbytery of 
Orange met in the Smith Memorial building of the First Pres- 
byterian church, Greensboro, N. C, on March 19th, at 2:00 
p. m., and was called to order by Rev. E. N. Caldwell, last 
Moderator present, and opened with prayer by Rev. T. M. 
McConnell, D. D. 

The following were found in attendance : Ministers — R. 
S. Arrowood, S. M. Rankin, T. M. McConnell, D. D., C. E. 
Hodgin, Wade C. Smith, R. C. Gilmore, D. D., M. E. Hansel, 
K. L. Whittington, C. P. Coble, E. N. Caldwell, W. R. Potter, 

D. D., J. S. Jones, R. M. Williams, Edgar A. Woods, and G. 
L. Whiteley. Elders— C. H. Field, Buffalo ; H. W. Wharton, 
Church-By-The-Side-of-the-Road ; W. B. M,ayhew, Glenwood; 

E. J. Davis, Westminster, J. M. Thompson, Mebane. 

The call was read, and found in order. 

Rev. J. S. Garner w^as received by certificate from Pee 
Dee Presbytery, after due examination according to the Book 
of Church Order. 

A call from the Mebane church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. J. S. Garner, at a salary of $2,400 and manse, for all his 
time was read and found in order and placed in his hands 
and accepted by him. 

Order for his installation was taken by the appointment 
of the following committee to conduct the installation, March 
29th, 1925: Rev. E. N. Caldwell to preside and preach the 
sermon. Rev. M. E. Hansel to charge the congregation, and 
Mr. J. M. Thompson; also that the committee be allowed to 
invite Mr. J. P. Moore to act with the committee and char^-e 
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Eev. Wade C. Smith presented to the Presbytery his resig- 
nation as pastor of the Church-By-The-Side-of-the-Eoad and 
asked that the pastoral relation between himself and that 
church be dissolved, to take effect April 1st, in order that he 
might accept a call from the Assembly's Training School b 
field worker. He stated his personal sorrow at the thought 
of giving up a pastorate that had been so pleasant and that 
the Lord had so blessed, but stated that he felt that it was a 
call of God to a service, that he felt that he ought to accept. 

The church was heard from through its elder, Mr. H. W. 
Wharton, who stated that while the church did so with pro- 
found regret and a deep sense of loss to them, that at a con- 
gregational meeting called for the consideration of this mat- 
ter, the church had voted reluctantly, yet unanimously, to 
concur with their pastor in his request that the pastoral re- 
lation be dissolved. After many expressions of appreciation 
of Mr. Smith and his work in the Presbytery and in his church, 
and expression of love for him and sympathy for the church, 
and yet joy that he is to remain a member of this Presbytery, 
on motion of Rev. S. M. Rankin, the request was granted and 
the pastoral relation between Rev. Wade C. Smith and the 
Church-by-the-Side-of-the-Road was dissolved. 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood presented his resignation as pastor 
of the Glenwood church, and asked that the pastoral 
relation between him and that church be dissolved, that he 
might accept a call to a church in Concord, N. C. The church 
was heard from through its elder, Mr. W. B. Mayhew, who sta- 
ted that the church had, at a congregational meeting, regret- 
fully consented to concur with their pastor in his request, 
only because of his earnest wish, and declared the devotion of 
the congregation to Mr. Arrowood. After many expressions 
of sorrow by members of the Presbytery at the thought of los- 
inng Mr. Arrowood from this Presbytery, the request was 
granted and the pastoral relation was dissolved and he was 
granted a letter of dismission to Concord Presbytery. 



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The following resolution was passed : 

'^That Rev. R. S. Arrowood has for a number of years 
been a member of this Presbytery and that he greatly endear- 
ed himself to the members of the Presbytery. During this 
time he has served the Presbytery most faithfully and effici- 
ently as Temporary Clerk, as member of the Home Mission 
Committee and various other committees and that he has prov- 
en himself one of the most faithful and efficient members of 
Presbytery. He has done a fine work in his church and the 
Presbytery would express its appreciation of his service among 
us, its sorrow at his removal from us and pray God's richest 
blessings upon him in the field to which he goes. ' ' 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to furnish a copy of these 
resolutions to Mr. Arrowood and send a copy to the Stated 
Clerk of Concord Presbytery. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

The Presbytery closed with prayer by Rev. R. M. Wil- 
liams. 

E. N. Caldwell, Moderator. 
Attest — C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR SPRING MEETING 



Sanford, N. C, April 21st, 1925. 

The Presbytery of Orange convened in its three hundred 
and tenth stated session, in the Sanford Presbyterian church, 
Sanford, N. C, on Tuesday, April 21st, 1925, at 8 :00 p. m,, 
and was constituted with prayer, by Rev. M. S. Huske. Pres- 
bytery heard a sermon by the retiring Moderator, Eev. P. H. 
Gwynn, from the text, Matt. 7 :28. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance: 

Ministers Ruling Elders Churches 

C. E. Hodgin E. P. Wharton Westminster 

P. H. Gwynn 

C. P. Coble W. A. Hayes High Point 

T. M. McConnell, D. D 

W. P'. McCorkle 

W. D. Moss, D. D. F. F. Bradshaw Chapel HJJ 

R. M, Williams S. B. Laird Church of Covenant 

W. P. Robertson S. E. Tate Cross Roads 

G. L. Whiteley 

W. R. Potter, D. D. E. H. Murray Burlington First 

S. R. Hope, (2) W. S. Byerly, (2) Madison 

M. E. Hansel 

W. S. Milne -J. T. Kilby, (2) Milton 

E. N. Caldwell McBride Holt Graham 

M. S. Huske Francis Womack Reidsville 

C. G. Smith G. A. Patterson Asheboro 

Jonas Barclay A.. C. Ray Pittsboro 

W. H. Garner Golsto.i 

R. C. Gilmore, D. D. L. P. Wilkins Sanford 

C. L. Wicker, (2) J. H. Kennedy, (2) Cumnock 

M. A. Ray R. C. McNeill Jonesboro 

D. E. Buie St. Andrews 

W. W. McMorries R. N. Neal Bethesda 

D. E. Wilkerson Griers 

J. M. Millard J. R. Andrew Alamanct 

E. E. Gillespie, (2) 

A. P. Dickson W. L. Wharton Buffalo (G^ 



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Ministers 



Ruling Elders 



Churches 



K. E. McClure 
W. L. Wilson 



_E. Holman 

_W. S. Foushee. 
R. B. Wicker- - 
O. J. Jones — 
E. A. Mcintosh 
,-J. S. White — 



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.White Hill 
Buffalo (L) 
-Euphronia 



J. S. Garner 

K. L. Whittington 
J. S. Cook 



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Meban-.f 



-W. A. Ferguson Spray 

J. W. Roach Riverview 

M. G. Newell Greensboro First 

J. P. Dalk Eno 

H. W. Wharton-Church-By-Side-of-Road 

D. E. Shaw Broadway 

W. B. Mayhew Glenwood 



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The total attendance, 29 ministers, 34 ruling elders. 

Rev. M. S. Huske, pastor of the Reidsville church, was 
elected Moderator, by acclamation. 

Rev. M. E. Hansel, and Elder J. S. AVhite were elected 
Temporary Clerks, by acclamation. 

Dr. R. C. Gilmore, pastor of the Sanford church, submitted 
the following" report on Orders, which was adopted: 

That the hours of meeting for this session of Presbytery shall 

That 11:00 a. m., Wednesday be fixed as the hour to hear the ve- 
to adjourn at will. 

That Dr. T. M. McConnell be requested to conduct the devotional 
services on Wednesday morning, this being the 50th anniversary of 
Dr. McConnell 's licensure to the Gospel ministry. That the first order 
of the day for Wednesday at 8:00 p. m. be the report of the Foreign 
Mission Committee. That the Standing orders be suspended for this 
meeting, as follows: 

That 11:0 Oa. m., Wednesday be fixed as the hour to hear the re- 
port of the Home Mission Committee, instead of Thursday at the 
same hour. That the adjournment for committee work on Wednesday 
afternoon be from 2:00 p. m. to 3:30 p. m., and that business be re- 
sumed at 3:30 p. m. 

That the Memorial to Rev. D. I. Craig, D. D., be read at the close 
of the Home Mission Committee's report on Wednesday morning. 



R. C. GILMORE. 



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The evening session adjourned with prayer by Elder A. 
C. Ray till 9 :00 a. m. tomorrow. 



SECOND DAY 

Wednesday morning, 9 :00 a. m. 

Presbytery met and engaged in devotional exercises con- 
ducted by Rev. T. M. McConnell, D. D. He gave a wonder- 
ful testimony of God's faithfulness to him and of his joy in 
the Master's service, testifying that his riper years had bee)i 
the richest and most fruitful years in the ministry. 

The following resolution offered by Rev. CP. Coble was 
adopted by rising vote : 

''Resolved, that the Presbytery of Orange congratulates 
Dr. T. M. Mc Council upon this, the 50th anniversary of his 
licensure to the Gospel ministry, and upon his perpetual youth, 
and his continued usefulness in the church, and assures him 
of our prayers that he may be given the physical strength to 
preach yet many years." 

Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., led the Presbytery in prayer 
of thanksgiving for Dr. McConnell's ministry, and in peti- 
tion for God's continued blessing upon him. 

It was made the special order of the day for 10:45 this 
morning, to hear the report on Men's Work. 

The minutes of the intervening meetings having been ap- 
proved, the reading of these minutes was dispensed with. 

Communications from Rev. J. W. Clegg, Rev. S. M. Ran- 
kin, Rev. J. S. Jones and Dr. W. T. Thompson explaining their 
absence from this meeting of Presbytery and asking that they 
be excused, were read. On motion, these brethren were excus- 
ed. 

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the care of this Presbytery, asking that he be transferred as a 
candidate under the care of the Holston Presbytery, was read, 
and on motion, he was dismissed as a candidate under the care 
of Holston Presbytery. 

A communication from Rev. N. P. Farrior, requesting that 
• he be dismissed to Tygart's Valley Presbytery, that he might 
^ serve the Presbyterian church at Glenville, West Virginia, was 

read, and he was, on motion, granted a letter of dismission 

to Tygart's Valley Presbytery. 

Rev. K. V. Bowden, of the Friend's church, Greensboro, 
w^as introduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a visit- 
ing brother. 

The election of Commissioners to the General Assembly 
was taken from the docket and the election resulted as follows: 

Principals — Rev. M. E. Hansel, Rev. Jonas Barclay, Rev. 
S. R. Hope, with Revs. C. D. Whiteley, W. P. Robertson, and 
J. M. Millard as alternates respectively, and Elders E. H. 
Murray, J. T. Kilby, and L. P. Wilkins, principals, with al- 
ternates respectively, W. H. Garner, John W. Summers, and 
W. A. Hayes. 

The following report on Men's Work was submitted by P. 
H. Gwynn, Jr., which was adopted : 

MEN'S WOEK 

Your Executive Committee on Men 's Work in Orange Presbytery, 
submits the following report for the church year just closed: 

A very interesting and enthusiastic meeting of the Men of Orange 
Presbytery, was held in the First Presbyterian church, of Graham, 
September 9, 1924, for the purpose of organizing the Men of the Pres- 
bytery in accordance with the plan of our General Assmbly. More 
than one hundred men from all over the Presbytery were present, 
only a few of the churches being without representation. Under the 
direction of Eev. J. E. Purcell, Secretary of the Men's Work of the 
General Assembly, the whole day was devoted to a study of this 
problem, and to the perfecting of an organization to be known as the 
Men of the Presbytery. The formation of such an organization was 
completed at this meeting with the election of the following officers: 



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President — A. C. Ray, Pittsboro. 

Vice-President — J. Harvey White, Graham. 

Secretary and Treasurer — ^Stokes S. Rawlins, Greensboro. 

These officers constituting the Executive Committee, met and 
appointed the chairmen of five major groups as outlined in the As- 
sembly's plan. The following were selected: 

Harry Barton, Greensboro, Chairman of Group 1 — Spiritual Life. 
P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Reidsville, Chairman of Group 2 — Evangelism 
and Missions. 

J. O. Corbett, Graham, Chairman of Group 3 — Christian Training. 
Francis Bradshaw, Chapel Hill, Chairman of Group 4 — Steward- 
ship of Possessions. 

Carter Dalton, High Point, Chairman of Group 5 — Fellowship. 

There is submitted herewith the following report on the activi- 
ties of this organization by its President, Mr. A. C. Ray: 

1. A list of all the vacant churches in the Presbytery was fur- 
nished Mr. Ray by the chairman of the Home Mission Committee. A 
letter was addressed to each of these churches offering the services 
of this organization. Only one response was received in reply to this 
offer. 

2. At least three conferences on this work at different points in 
the Presbytery have been arranged for this spring. Mr. Spillman, 
Synod's Secretary of Stewardship, is co-operating in putting on these 
conferences. It is hoped as a result of these conferences that it will 
be possible to organize the Men's Work in every church in the Pres- 
bytery. 

3. It is proposed that during the months of May, June, July, 
August, and September, to have the officers and group chairmen of 
this organization, visit as many of the churches in the Presbytery is 
possible, arrange meetings of the Men of the Church, and as far as 
possible, put this work on a solid foundation in every church in the 
Presbytery. 

Your committee is glad to report that the great State convention 
on Men's Work, was held within the bounds of the Presbytery, in the 
city of Greensboro, during the month of February. The program for 
this great meeting was carefully prepared; the meeting was extensive- 
ly advertised and the sessions were well attended. It was a source 
of inspiration and spiritual benefit to all who were present, and par- 
ticularly to the men of this Presbytery, who attended in large num- 
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In conclusion, we wish to report, that while we do not believe that 
the possibilities of work in this Presbytery have been by any means 
reached, we do believe that the work has been started in a systematic 
and effective way; that it has made some progress, and that it can 
become, under divine guidance, a great power for service in every 
church in the Presbytery. For these things we are duly grateful and 
render thanks to the God and Father of us all whose blessing has made 
possible what has already been accomplished and whose direction is 
necessary if the work is to succeed. 

P. H. GWYNN, Jr., Chmn. 
WADE C. SMITH, 
A. C. EAY, 
E. C. WHITE, 
HARRY BARTON, 

Committee. 

Presbytery also heard a short talk by Elder A. C. Ray, 
President of the Men's Work. 

Rev. R. H. Herring, of the Sanford Baptist church, was 
introduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

The order of the day for hearing the report of the com- 
mittee on Presbytery's Home Missions, was taken up. Rev. 
E. N. Caldwell presented the report which was adopted. Mr. 
Caldwell also called on Mr. S. G. Morgan, the Treasurer of 
the committee, to submit a financial report, and this is included 
in the report. The report is as follows : 

REPORT OF HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

Your Committee of Home Missions would submit the following 
report for the year ending March 31st: 

It was with a deep sense of responsibility that your new com- 
mittee entered upon its first year of administration last spring, but 
now at its close we would account for our labors. It has been a year 
of adjustments, consolidations and experiments, and likewise, one of 
pleasure of service. There has been a marked degree of interest on 
the part of the committee, and no little of the year 's success has 
been due to the sense of personal responsibility assumed by our mem- 
bers. To add to interest and to arouse a wider conscience for the 
work of this committee, we have added several advisory members, 
and we will extend this feature as wisdom justifies. 



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We inaugurated regional committee government in our Home 
Mission work last year, and it has proved efficient and economical, 
and with the consent of Presbytery we would continue it another 
year. This does not imply that we are unmindful of the services of 
a superintendent, but we feel at present, with the tremendous and 
increasing urgency for church buildings and manses, that by assum- 
ing regional oversight, we can divert the salary of a superintendent 
into this department of our work. In other words, our committee is 
contributing over $3000.00 per year to the work, more money than 
comes in from any one church. The work needs it. 

The outstanding feature of the year's work has been the increase 
of salaries of many of our men. Most of our fields have been filled 
t'lis year, and in each case, there have been increases. It is a matter 
of pleasure to record that in every instance the churches themselves 
made substantial increases, and as soon as funds justify, we shall in- 
crease all others. Asheboro, Leaksville, Little Kiver, Midway, Madi- 
son, and Milton, form our honor roll. 

The cry for manses grows stronger and more incessant each year. 
There are increased opportunities all about us, and the possession of a 
manse in these fields would increase the value of the Church many 
fold. Our industrial centers are crying for help, and there are es- 
pecially strategic points where heavy investments at present will yield 
large returns in a short time. We are losing fine men to other Pres- 
byteries because of the lamentable, heart-sickening statement that we 
are compelled to make, ' ' $^ , and NO MANSE. ' ' We imperative- 
ly need four manses — one at Midway, Piedmont, Leaksville and Speed- 
well. We will never solve this problem until we develop a keener 
home mission conscience among our ministers and churches. 

The cry for church buildings is most urgent, and most of our 
churches are all but totally unfit for progressive work. They are 
stagnant centers in physical equipment amid educational progress of 
the State. It is a lamentable fact that they are often eyesores in 
their community, unmarked, unpainted, unkept (inside and out) and 
with practically no equipment. We will never solve this problem 
until we develop a keener home mission conscience among our min- 
isters and churches. We need desperately three or four church build- 
ings — Leaksville, Midway, East Burlington, and Greensboro. 

The aid promised Winston will not be needed further, as the 
Synod 's committee has absorbed it, or $750.00. By way of informa- 
tion, Synod is giving us $1,450 per year to three fields — Pittsboro, 
Leaksville and Gulf. 

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and Eflaiid has been detached from its old grouping, and is affiliated 
with the Mebane congregation, and thus, we find Orange County with- 
out any home mission work. 

Speedwell and Greenwood are now under the direction of our 
committee for the first time. We are adding to this group the fields 
of Smyrna and Wentworth, and to them, Eev. C. D. Brown, of the 
Seminary, has been called, and has accepted. 

The Milton field Vv^e feel will soon be filled, thus leaving only one 
unfilled group, that of Piedmont. 

The Trustees of the Foust Estate will make a settlement covering 
two years after the closing of Presbytery. 

The general outlook for the new year is with mingled feelings of 
happiness and apprehension. This year the income from the churches 
was $7,498.00 as against $6,056 of last year or 57.5 per cent of the 
total. Deducting the amount from Chatham and Lee, or $839.00, we 
have a net gain from the churches that were formerly of Orange of 
some $600.00. The only reason that we are not in debt lies in the 
fact that we received $3,770.00 from the Foust Estate and the money 
saved from vacant fields. Our salary budget this year is $8,250.00, or 
$652.00 more than the total income from the churches this past year. 
With the fields filled with the type of men we now have, and with the 
increased salaries they receive, and the churches only giving 57.5 per 
cent of their total, it can be readily seen our salary expenditures alone 
will be greater than our income, exclusive of all other appropriations. 
Can we go forward on a program of 57.5 per cent of our total appor- 
tionment? 

The Foust Estate produces a very uncertain amount, so uncertain 
that we can not consider it in our appropriations. On the scale of 
the past year — 57.5 per cent, we can only count on the churches 
yielding next year, $7,760.00, when our salary appropriations alone 
equal $8,250.00. Is there any plausible reason why Orange Presbytery 
should be tail end in the Synod in the percentage it gives to Home 
Missions? We will never solve this problem until we develop a 
keener home mission conscience among our ministers and churches. 

Out of the 70 odd churches in this Presbytery, only 10 paid all 
their apportionments, 50 partially, and 10 nothing. The honor roll 
of the overpaid are as follows: East Burlington, Broadway, Midway 
and Pleasant Garden. Those paying the full amount: Chapel Hill, 
Cumnock, Graham, Haywood, Goldston, and Mount Vernon Springs. 

Mr. S. G. Morgan's Treasurer's report is as follows: 



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CONDENSED REPORT OF 
S. G. MORGAN, TREASURER 
Home Mission Committee, of Orange Presbytory 
April 1st, 1924 to April 1st, 1925 

Receipts 

Balance from S. M. Rankin, Treasurer $ 3,770.75 

Peceived from E. J. Davis, Treasurer Orange Presbytery__ 7,498.07 

Received refund from J. B. Spillman 21.35 

Money borrowed from bank 500.00 



$11,790.17 

Disbursements 

Salaries to field workers and Chairman and Treasurer $ 5,608.11 

Winston Presbytery out of 1924 balance 500.00 

Winston Presbytery for aid 1925 750.00 

Appropriations made in 1924 and not called for till 1925, be- 
ing Jefferson Manse $500, and Peak Creek church $410__ 910.00 

Appropriations to help build churches, 1925 250.00 

Support of Mr. Spillman 's Stewardship work 91.86 

Expenses of Chairman and members and sundries 223.99 

Borrowed money repaid 500.00 

Interest paid bank 11.25 

Balance on hand in bank 2,944.96 



$11,790.17 

DETAILED DISBURSEMENT OF 
S. G. MORGAN, TREASURER 
Home Mission Committee, of Orange Presbytery 

April 1st, 1924 to April 1st, 1925 

E. N. Caldwell, Chairman, Salary $ 150.00 

J. S. Cook— Salary 499.97 

J. W. Clegg— Salary 62.50 

R. E. Henderlite— Salary 432.50 

S. R. Hope— Salary 150.00 

W. W. McMorries— Salary 249.98 

N. R. Claytor— Salary 50.00 

C. G. Smith— Salary 600.00 

Frank Lee — Salary 58.32 

C. L. Wicker— Salary 750.00 

Jonas Barclay — Salary 499.95 

S. M. Rankin— Salary 500.00 

J. H. Carter, Treasurer, to April 1st, 1924 66.64 

Hugh Hamilton— Salary 300.00 

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C. D. miteley— Salary 499.98 

Dr. McCorkle— Salary 167,33 

Miss Lillian Edwards — Salary 27.60 

W. L. Wilson— Salary 175.00 

K. E. McClure— Salary 125.00 

"K. L. Wliittington— Salary 133.34 

W. P. Robertson— Salary 50.00 

Dr. Milne — Salary 10.00 

S. G. Morg^an, Treasurer — Salary ^ 50.00 

J. H. Carter, Treas. Winston Presbytery for 1924 500.00 

J. H. Carter, Treas. Winston Presbytery for 1925 750.00 

Jefferson Manse appropriated in 1924 500.00 

Peak Creek Church appropriated in 1924 410.00 

Appropriation to help build Community church 50.00 

Appropriation to help build Goldston church 100.00 

Appropriation to help build Haywood church 100.00 

J. B. Spillman work 91.86 

Borrowed money repaid 500.00 

Interest on borrowed money 11.25 

Incidental expenses (postage, maps, etc.) 31.24 

Expenses of E. N. Caldwell, Chairman 117.55 

Expenses of Committee members 75.20 



$8,845.21 

We recommend the following budget for the coming year subject 
to change as conditions may suggest: 

Salaries 



Madison $ 200.00 

Leaksville - 250.00 

Yanceyville 350.00 

Milton ~ 500.00 

Piedmont 1000.00 

Ashboro _— ^ — 6)00.00 

Midway 900.00 

Riverview 500.00 

Gulf 750.00 

Pittsboro ,500.00 

Buffalo 300.00 

Speedwell 1400.00 

West Greensboro 1000.00 



$8250.00 



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Appropriations 



Goldston $ 100.00 

Haywood 100.00 

Committee expenses 500.00 

Spillman 100.00 

Speedwell 100.00 

Manses . 4000.00 



$4900.00 
$8,250.00 
4,900.00 

Total $13,150.00 



We further recommend the following appointments for evangelis- 
tic services: 

Eev. M. S. Huske Madisoa 

Eev. G. L. Whitely Smyrna 

Eev. E. E. Gillespie Leaksville 

Eev. S. M. Eankin El Bethel 

Eev. W. P. McCorkle Yanceyville 

Eev. J. S. Garner Bethesda 

Eev. K. L. Whittington Pleasant Grove 

Eev. E. C. Gilmore Griers 

Eev. S. M. Eankin Milton 

Eev. E. E. McClure Eed House 

Eev. W. L. Wilson Gilead 

Eev. J. S. Cook Piedmont 

Eev. C. G. Smith East Burlington 

Eev. J. S. Jones-- Eiverview 

Eev. S. M. Eankin Cumnock 

Eev. W. P. Eobertson Broadway 

Eev. A. P. Dixon Pocket 

Eev. W. E. Potter Wliite Hill 

Eev. C. P. Coble Euphronia 

Eev. S. E. Hope Irvin Memorial 

Eev. C. F. Myers Ashboro 

Eev. J. M. Millard Midway 

Eev. M. A. Eay Speedwell 

Eev. M. E. Hansel .• Greenwood 

C. D. Whitely Community Chapel 

Eev. E. E. McClure Stoneville 

Eespectfully submitted, 

E. N. CALDWELL, Chr-irman. 



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Mr. Francis Womack, an elder in the Reidsville church, 
and one of the committee appointed to prepare a memorial to 
the late Rev. D. I. Criag, D. D., presented the Memorial, and 
read it to the Presbytery. Rev. T. M. McConnell, D. D., led 
the Presbytery in a prayer of thanksgiving for this servant 
of God. The Memorial was adopted as read, and ordered 
spread upon the minutes of this Presbytery : 

REV. DAVID IRVIN CRAIG, D. D. 



A SKETCH 

In the death of the Eev. David Irvin Craig, D. D., which occurred 
on February 9th, 1925, at his home in Eeidsville, N. C, we desire to 
record, even though inadequately, something of our appreciation of 
this man of God whose life was so intimately connected with the 
history of Presbyterianism in North Carolina. 

Descended from sturdy Scotch-Irish stock, who emigrated to this 
country in 1747, he was born in Orange County, North Carolina, on 
February 11th, 1849. He received his early education at the old 
Hughes Academy, at Cedar Grove, N. C; was a student at Davidson 
College in 1874-5, and in 1878 he graduated from the Theological Sem- 
inary, of Columbia, S. C. On September 7th, 1881, Mr. Craig was 
happily married to Miss Isabel Gertrude Newman, of Columbia, S. C 
A charming lady, beautiful in person and character, of a sunny spirit 
and in full sympathy with his ministerial work, she was to him an 
ideal helpmate. Her death on October 12th, 1914, was a severe blow 
to Dr. Craig. Surviving Dr. Craig are two sons and two daughters — 
Rev. Carl B. Craig, of Laurinburg; I. M. Craig, of Wilmington; Mrs. 
S. M. Purcell, of Salisbury, and Miss Louise Craig, of Eeidsville; one 
brother, I. P. Craig, and three sisters, all cf Orange County, als" mourn 
his departure. 

Dr. Craig was licensed to preach the gospel May 31st, 1878, at 
Greensboro, being at once invited to become the Stated Supply of the 
Reidsville Presbyterian church, which work he accepted, and on July 
7th, 1878, began his ministry in that church. He was ordained and 
installed its pastor on June 1st, 1879, which relation, under the Provi- 
dence of God, was to continue without interruption until the 7th day 
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to retire from the active pastorate, at which time he became Pastor 
Emeritus, and continued in that capacity until his death. 

Thus, for forty-three years he gave his life continuously to its 
service as the faithful leader of its flock and the loving comforter 
and guide of its people. At the same time he gave of his time freely 
to Speedwell and Greenwood churches, he having reorganized and re- 
vived old Speedwell about thirty years ago. Earely in life is it given 
to a minister the privilege of serving a congregation for so man;/ 
years; but as we look back over his long and useful career, the results 
of his labors become more manifest, for the history of the Reidsville 
Presbyterian church during all of those years is but a synonym of his 
consecrated life. 

A man of great strength and ruggedness of character, bold and 
courageous under all circumstances, yet gentle and loving, he was a 
real leader of men. Possessed of rare judgment and fundamentally 
sound in his thinking, he was just and wise in his conclusions. Men 
therefore sought him for his wisdom and safe counsel. But underly- 
ing this positiveness and force, beat a great heart full of love for his 
Maker and love for his people. His nature was overflowing with sen- 
timent, not the maudlin sentiment of weaker minds, but those relined 
jsensibilities that made him revere the unseen things of life, lie 
cherished old friendships as old treasures, and memory was a sweet 
fragrance to his meditations. All of these things gave to him a 
tenderness and a human touch that brought him close to people, who 
seemed to look to him for comfort and sympathetic understanding. 
Such a life coald not be confined to his own congregation, but found 
its larger expression in service to the whole town aad surrounding 
ct.mmunity, where he was ever honored and loved for his noble ex- 
ampie and tender ministrations. 

In addition to his admirable equipment as a pastor, Dr. Craig 
possessed to a rare degree the power of accurate analysis and the 
faculty for detail and infinite pains, which probably accounted for 
his special fondness for literary work, in which he showed such pe- 
culiar fitness and marked ability. His historical publications and 
treatises of Presbyterianism in North Carolina not only won for him 
the warmest commendation of his fellow-Presbyters, but entitled him 
to be recognized as pre-eminently the historian of Synod. But per- 
haps the work that brought him the greatest joy was his beloved 
''Diary" or ("Journal,") which he had systematically kept for 
over forty years, and in which he had made daily entries of incidents 
and events with his own intimate heart's impressions. While not in- 
tended for the public gaze, yet there is in this volume* a marvelous 
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interest and value to his family, his Church and his State. He loved 
the Church with all his heart, and was ever faithful in attendance 
upon its court, where the mastery of Church polity and his long 
experience as a Presbyter enabled him to wield an influence in the 
Church-at-large, equaled by few and surpassed by none. He was 
greatly honored by both Presbytery and the Synod. Five times he 
was elected as representative from Orange Presbytery in the General 
Assembly. He also served as Moderator of Synod as well as Moder- 
ator of Presbytery. Was elected as one of the original ten Eegents 
of Barium Springs Orphanage; as Stated Clerk of Orange Presbytery, 
likewise Stated Clerk of Synod; was Trustee of Davidson College and 
Member of the Board of Directors (and also Trustee) of Union Theo- 
logical Seminary. These and the many other honors bestowed upon 
him, he wore most worthily. In 1910, Davidson College conferred up- 
on him the Degree of Doctor of Divinity. 

For many years past there had lain upon his heart the consuming 
desire to see a new church building erected by his congregation. So, 
in the closing years of his life, how fitting it was that God permitted 
him to see the answer to his prayers and to worship in the new and 
handsome structure that now stands as a monument to his labors. On 
January 25th, 1925, he united in the celebration of the fiftieth anni- 
versary of the organization of this church, an occasion that marked 
the forty-seventh year of his own coming to Reidsville; then — resting 
awhile, God called him, and on his seventy-sixth birthday they laid 
him by the side of his beloved wife, there to await the resurrection 
morn. 

Truly, a noble servant of God has gone to his reward. 
Affectionately submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, 

M. S. HUSKE, 

FEANCIS WOMACK, Com. 



On motion, it was made the first order of the day for 3 :30 
this afternoon to hear Mr. A. R, Woodson, a former member of 
this Presbytery, and deposed by this Presbytery, who desires 
to ask Presbytery to re-instate him as a minister of the Gospel. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

Calls and Supplies— W. R. Potter, D. D., W. P. Robert- 
son, E. A. Mcintosh. 



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Installations — Jonas Barclay, S. B. Laird, K. L. Whit- 
tington. 

Narrative — A. P. Dickson, F. F. Bradshaw, W. S. Milne. 

Every-Memher-Canvass—R. E. McClure, J. S. Garner. 

Sessional Records — J. S. Cook, Chairman; 

Section A — W. H. Garner, H. W. Wharton, M. A. Eay. 

Section B— C. G. Smith, S. E. Tate, J. R. Andrew, E. H. 

Murray. 

Section C— J. S. Cook, C. L. Wicker, W. S. Byerly, R. C. 
McNeill. 

Nominations— E. Hansel, R. M. Williams, E. P. Whar 

ton. 

Auditing Committee — McBride Holt, A. C. Ray. 

Minutes of Synod— G. L. Whiteley, W. L. Wilson, R. Tj. 
Neal. 

Resolution of Thanks — W. W. McMorries, P. H. Gwynn, 
Sr., W. P. McCorkle. 

Presbytery took recess till 3 :30 p. m. 



SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery re-convened at 3 :30 p. m. 

Rev. R. Murphy Williams offered the following resolution : 

'^Resolved — That the Presbytery of Orange ask the trus- 
tees of this Presbytery to transfer the Presbyteran church and 
manse property of Reynolda to Winston-Salem Presbytery, if 
in their judgment it is the legal and wise thing to do." 

. The resolution was adopted. 

The following report of Committee to install Rev. A. P. 
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The Committee to install Eev. A. P. Dickson pastor of the Buffalo, 
(Guilford) church, met at the church Sunday morning, November 
30, 1924, and conducted the installation service. Eev. W. E. Potter 
presided, preached and propounded the constitutional questions; Eev. 
E. S. Arrowood delivered the charge to the pastor, and Elder J. Harvey 
White delivered the charge to the congregation. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

W. E. POTTEE, Chairman. 

The order of the day to hear the request of Mr. A. R. 
Woodson for reinstatement as a minister of the Gospel was ta- 
ken up. On motion, the Moderator appointed the following 
special committee to hear Mr. Woodson's statement and ex- 
amine him, and make recommendation to the Presbytery : Revs. 
C. E. Hodgin, C. P. Coble, E. E. Gillespie, D. D., and Elder 
A. C. Ray. 

The Committee on Educational Institutions submitted a 
report, which was adopted as follows : 

Your Committee on Educational Institutions calls attention to the 
flourishing condition of the institutions carrying on their work in our 
Synod. At the same time they bring before you a statement of the 
inadequate support given by the churches during the last twelve 
months. Less than 33 and 1-3 per cent of our apportionment has been 
met. The seriousness of the situation arises not only from the ham- 
pering of our institutions in caring for the increased number of stu- 
dents, and from the consequent inability to do their very best work, 
but from the fact that we risk losing the temporary standing granted 
by the State as ^^A" colleges. This standing was to be allowed m 
condition that ten per cent of our benevolent offerings should go to 
the cause of education in our Synod's institutions. We, therefore, ask 
that pastors and sessions seek as far as may be possible to secure the 
full amounts apportioned for this important cause. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

JONAS BAECLAY, Chairman. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin reported for the special committee, 
that Mr. A. R. Woodson had been examined and had made a 
full confession of his sin, and had convinced the committee of 
his sincere repentance, and the committee therefore recom- 
mends that after the Presbytery hears Mr. Woodson's state- 
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raments of the church. Mr. Woodson came before the Pres- 
bytery and made a full statement of his sin and his sorrow 
for the sin, and of his sincere repentance, and of his assurance 
of God's forgiveness, his own family's forgiveness, and his 
religious experience since that time, and that he believes that 
he can serve the Lord in some field, and asked that the Pres- 
bytery forgive, and restore him. 

Mr. Woodson's frank statement and his evident sincerity 
convinced the Presbytery of his repentance, and the recom- 
mendation of Rev. C. E. Hodgin that he be restored to the 
Gospel Ministry and Sacraments of the Church was adopted. 
The Moderator propounded the Constitutional questions whicii 
were answered satisfactorily, and Mr. Woodson was restored 
to the Gospel Ministry and sacraments of the church and en- 
rolled as a member of this Presbytery, in accordance with the 
Book of Church Order. Rev. C. E. Hodgin led the Presbytery 
in special prayer for Mr. Woodson. 

Upon his request. Rev. A. R. Woodson was granted a let- 
ter of dismission to Atlanta Presbytery. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made report as 
follows : 

Your Committee on Sessional Eecords has examined the books 
submitted, and recommends that the following be appioved without 
exception: Hawfields, Eiverview, Leaksville, Pleasant Garden, Madi- 
son, Springwood, Cumnock, Stony Creek, Saxcipahaw, Keidsville, Higa 
Point, Griers, Westminster, Church of Covenant, El Bethel, Yancey- 
ville, Mebane, Eed House, Alamance, Broadv/ay, Chapel Hill, Burling- 
ton First, New Hope, Bethlehem, Spray, Community Church. 

W)e recommend that the following Eecords be approved with th-,; 
exceptions noted in the Books: Glenwood, Buffalo, White Hill, Beth- 
esda. Gulf, Salem, Pocket, Bethany, Graham, Eno, Midway, Bethel, St. 
Andrews, Cross Eoads, Sanford, Goldston, Mt. Vernon Springs, Buffalo 
(Lee), Euphronia, Piedmont, Pleasant Grove, Greensboro First, Jones- 
boro, Pittsboro, Church-By-The-Side-Of-The-xtoad. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

J. S. COOK, 
C. G. SMITH, 

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The report was adopted. 

The report of the Committee on Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions was adopted as follows : 

Your Committee on Assembly's Home Missions would respectfully 
submit the following report: 

Every year the Home Mission Enterprise becomes more important. 
It can be no longer the need of Presbytery and Synod that is thougJit 
of. Home Missions mean saving a Nation. It is the long arm of tlu^ 
Church. It is the hand reached out to the mountaineers, the negroes, 
the Indians, the foreigners, and the frontiers. It is the call of Gjd 
and the country. 

The following recommendations are offered: 

1. That Presbytery endorse the Week of Prayer for Home Mis- 
sions, November 15-22. 

2. That Presbytery urge its Sunday schools to observe Home 
Mission Day, November 22, with an offering for Assembly's Home 
Missions. 

3. That all pastors be urged to preach on Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions during the year. 

G. L. WHITELEY, Chairman. 

The Committee to install Rev. K. L. Whittington, reported 
as follows : 

The Committee to install Rev. K. L. Whittington pastor of Mid- 
way, performed that duty on Sunday, March 24th, 1925. Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin preached the sermon. Rev. R. S. Arrowood presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions, and charged the pastor, and 
Elder T. D. Dupuy charged the people. 

C. E. HODGIN. 

The report was adopted. 

Dr. R. C. Gilmore reported for the Trustees of Flora Mo- 
Donald College, placing before the ministers and elders of 
the Presbytery the need of funds to the amount of $7,500 for 
special fire protection, and urged that the cause be placed be- 
fore the people of our churches as an urgent need. 

This report was approved with the recommendation. 



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The report of the Committee on Nominations was read 
and adopted as follows : 

The Committee on Nominations submits the following: 

I. OFFICERS 
Stated Clerk— Eev. C. P. Coble. 
Permanent Clerk — Rev. Jonas Barclay. 
I'reasurer — Mr. E. J, Davis. 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery— Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. R. E. King, Mr. H. W. 
Wharton, Mr. E. S. Parker, Jr., Mr. G. W. Denny. 

2. Of Davidson College— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. M. S. Hu k<>, 
Mr. Don E. Scott, Mr. T. D. Dupuy. 

3. Of Flora McDonald College— (One Year, Fall of 1925) Eev. 
J. S. Garner, Eev. C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. S. Strud- 
wick; (Two Years, Fall of 1926) Mr. H Smith Richardson, Eev. Wl E. 
Potter, D. D., Mr. E. C. White, Mr. J. Harvey White; (Three Years, 
Fall of 1927) Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. M. E. Hansel, Mr. E. G. Vaughn, 
Mr. L. P. Wilkins. 

4. Of Glade Valley High School— (One Year, Fall of 1925) Eev. 
S. M. Eankin, Mr. McBride Holt, J. M. Thompson, J. M. Millard; 
(Two Years, Fall of 1926) Mr. G. W. Denny, Mr. E. P. Wharton, Eev. 
W. W. McMorries, Mr. E. E. King. 

III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman; Eev. M. fe. 
Huske, Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Eev. A. P. Dickson, Eev. C. P. Coble, 
Eev. E. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. C. W. Causey, Mr. J. Harvey White, 
Mr. T. D. Dupuy, Mr. S. G. Morgan. 

2. Foreign Missions — Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Chairman; Eev. 
C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. E. J. Davis. 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — ^Eev. G. L. White- 
ley, Chairman; Mr. A. W. McAlister, Eev. S. M. Eankin. 

4. Christian Education and IMinisterial Relief — Eev. E. C. Gil 
more, D. D., Chairman; Eev. J. M. Mill':.d, Dr. W. C. Smith. 

5. Sabbath Schools and Young People's Work — Eev. J. S. Cook, 
Chairman; Eev. W. P. Eobertson, Mr. John O. Corbett. 

5. Woman's Work — Eev. J. S. Jones, Chairman; Rev. S. E. Yoj^a, 
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7. Men's Work — Mr. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Chairman; Rt v. Wade C. 
Smith, Mr. A. C. Eay, Mr. Harry Barton. 

8. Synodical Schools and Colleges — Eev. Jonas Barclay, Rev. P. 
H. Gwynn, Mr. E. W. Scott. 

9. Orphan Homes— Eev. E. M. Williams, Eev. G. L. Whiteley, 
Mr. T. E. Foust. 

10. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Eev. C. D. WI.ito- 
ley, Eev. E. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. E. A. Gilmer. 

11. Stewardship — Eev. M. E. Hansel, Chairman and Secretary; 
Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. E. E. McClure, Mr. T. D. Blair, Mr. A. C. Eay. 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Printed Records of Presbytery — Eev. W. P. Eobertson, Eev. 

C. L. Wicker, Mr. J. A. Eankin. 

2. Auditing Committee — Mr. W. L. Sharpe, Mr. Irvin Crawford. 

V. EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

1. Languages— Eev. P. H. Gwynn, Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. W. 

D. Moss, D. D. 

2. Theology— Eev. E. M. Williams, Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. H. 
S. Bradshaw, D. D. 

3. Church History, Government and Sacraments — Eev. T. ivi. 
McConnell, B. D., Chairman; Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. C. L. Wicker. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

M. E. HANSEL, 
E. P. WHAETON, 
E. M. WILLIAMS, 

Committee on Nominations. 

Upon motion of Mr. A. C. Ray, it was ordered that the 
Presbytery of Orange requests the Presbytery of Fayetteville, 
to instruct the trustees of their Presbytery to transfer and 
relinquish any right they may have in the estate of the late 
John T. Womble, and a will leaving his property to the trust- 
ees of the Mt. Vernon Springs church, this request being 
grounded upon the fact that Mt. Yernon Springs church is 
a part of Orange Presbytery. 

Mr. McBride Holt made a report for the trustees of Glade 
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Rev. W. P. McCorkle presented a resolution condemning 
certain teachings and publications of some of our State Col- 
leges. On motion, this resolution was put on the docket. 

Presbytery took recess till the evening session. 



WEDNESDAY— Evening Session 

Presbytery re-convened at 8 :00 o 'clock. The order of the 
day was to hear the report of the Foreign Mission Committee. 
Rev. W. R. Potter D. D., presented the report and pending its 
adoption, addresses on Foreign Missions were heard from Rev. 
E. N. Caldwell and Rev. M. S. Huske. 

The report of the Foreign Mission Committee was adopt- 
ed as follows : , 
EEPORT ON FOEEIGN MISSIONS 

A general survey of the countries in which our Church is con- 
ducting the work of Foreign Missions, reveals that the total number of 
additions to the native churches under the care of our missions is 
4,336. This is 1,290 less than the number reported last year. The 
smaller number of additions is due, no doubt, to the extent to which 
our evangelistic work has been hindered by civil war in China, by the 
awakening of anti-American sentiment in Japan, on account of the 
passage by our Congress of the Japanese Immigration law, by an at- 
tempted revolution in Brazil, and by the disturbed conditions in the 
territory of our African Mission. 

It should be remembered, however, that the number of members 
given in our field reports do not include many additions to many 
na+ive churches founded by our missions, but which are now independ- 
ent native organizations. And though the progress of missions In 
our field is manifestly slow, it is nevertheless steady and sure, and 
the prospects of missions are yet as bright as the promises of God. 
Let us, therefore, thank God for the fruit of our labors, take courage, 
and go forward. 

We submit the following recommendations: 

EECOMMENDATIONS 
1. That this Presbytery accept the percentage and quota for 
Foreign Missions recommended by the General Assembly and make a.i 
earnest effort to meet this quota. 



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2. That Church Schools of Missions be organized in every church 
in each Presbytery in accordance with the plans prepared by the Edu- 
cational Department and that they be urged to study the text-books 
on Brazil recommended for the current year. 

3. That all Sunday schools be urged to follow the Seven-Year 
Plan of Missionary Education and to study and pray for our work in 
China during the year; that they contribute to our work in China 
during this year in accordance with the $5-Share-Plan. 

4. That our Christian Endeavor Societies be urged to use the 
twelve Missionary Programs prepared especially for the twelve mis- 
sionary meetings provided for in the regular C. E. Topic Schedule, 

5. That every Sunday school and Young People 's Society, during 
the coming year, be encouraged to pray definitely for Foreign Mis- 
sions, using the booklet entitled "Our Prayer Each Week," prepar- 
ed by the Educational Department. 

6. That churches, societies, and individuals, assume, wherever 
practicable, definite responsibility for definite parts of the Foreign 
Mission work. 

Respectfu-lly submitted by your Committee, 

WM. E. POTTER, Chairman. 

At the conclusion of the Conference on Foreign Missions, 
the Presbytery heard an address from Rev. E. E. Gillespie, 
D. D., on Synod's Home Missions. On motion, the following 
resolution was passed : 

"That the Presbytery of Orange has heard with delight 
and profit, the address of Dr. Gillespie, Superintendent of 
Synod 's Home Missions, and that we assure him of our interest 
and support in his work." 

Rev. R. M. Williams made a verbal report on Orphans' 
Home at Barium Springs, which was adopted. 

Rev. J. S. Garner extended an invitation to the Presby- 
tery to hold its next stated Fall meeting in the Mebane church. 
The invitation was unanimously accepted and the time was 
fixed, Tuesday, October 27th, 1925, at 7 :30 p. m. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer till tomorrow morning 
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THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery met at the appointed hour and was led in de- 
votional services conducted by Rev. S. R. Hope. 

The minutes of yesterday 's sessions were read and approv- 
ed. 

The report of the Committee on Every-Member Canvass 
was read : 

Your Committee on Every-Member-Canvass begs to report as fol- 
lows: 

With a list of the churches of the Presbytery before us, we have 
examined the reports on hand. 

We call attention to the report of the Church-by-the-Side-of-the- 
Eoad, which, because there is no discrimination in Benevolent Contri- 
butions, does not lend iteself to a statistical tabulation, and is nec- 
essarily not included in our totals. 

We do not lay any claim to anything more than approximate ac- 
curacy, as many reports are incomplete, and in the hurried tabulation, 
errors have perhaps crept in. 

We respectfully call the attention of the Presbytery to the follow- 
ing facts culled from these reports: 

1. There are 70 churches in our Presbytery. 

2. There are 24 churches making no report. 

3. There are 10 churches which reported nothing at all. 

4. There are 19 churches making complete report. 

5. There are 17 churches that make only partial report. 

6. There are 6 churches reporting Benevolent Quota subscribed 
in full. 

7. There are 7 churches reporting the Current Expense Budget 
subscribed in full. 

8. Thene are 5 churches reporting total budget subscribed, 
viz.: Graham, Burlington 1st, Mebane, Mt. Vernon Springs, Pittsboro. 

9. There are 2 churches reporting over 80 per cent of members 
subscribing, viz.: Burlington, and Pittsboro. 

10. The total Benevolent Quotas as reported on Sessional blanks 
•s $81,250. 

11. The total number of subscribers to Benevolent Quotas is? 
3,883. 

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13. The total Current Expense budgets as reported $111,988. 

14. The total number of subscribers to C. E. Budgets 4,401. 

15. The total amount subscribed to C. E. $13,317. 

16. The total number of Tithers reported 676. 

17. The total number of Family Altars reported, 386. 

18. The total membership as reported, 6,074. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

E. E. McCLURE, 
J. S. GAENER. 

The report of the Committee on Narrative to the General 
Assembly was made by Rev. A. P. Dickson. The report was 
adopted as follows : 

NAREATIVE OF CHEISTIAN LIFE AND WOEK 

1. Do reports of services held indicate that the religious needs 
of the church membership and communities are being adequately met? 
* ' Yes, except in a very few cases." 

2. "What is the average number, as well as the average percent- 
age, of church membership in attendance on morning, evening and 
prayer meeting services, week by week, throughout the year? Morn- 
ing, 110, 65 per cent; Evening, 41, 47 per cent; P'rayer meeting, 26, 
20 per cent. 

3. Total additions to church reported for year: On profession, 
368; by letter, 435. 

4. How many additions to the church from Sabba+h schools dur- 
ing year? 305. 

5. How many evangelistic services were held by the churches 
during the year? 22; leffect of services on churches and communities? 

Improvement, in most cases." 

6. How many families hold family worship? 363; how many 
members in the Family Altar League? 87. 

7. How many Communion Services were held during the year? 
118; per cent of members reported as attending? 71. 

8. Do the members observe the Lord's Day? ^'Majority do." 

9. Are members faithful in presenting their children for baptism? 
''About 90 per cent are." 

10. Are the catechisms taught the children by the parents? 
' ' No, in a vast majority of cases. ' ' 



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11. Are the cate^'iisms taught in the Sabbath schools. ''Yes, 
iu about 95 per cent of them. ' ' 

12. Do pupils memorize the Scriptures? "Yes, in majority of 
schools." Hymns? ''No, in great majority." 

13. Are the pastors faithful in teaching the Stewardship of Life 
and Possessions? "Yes, almost every one." 

14. How many members tithe, or more than tithe? 809. 

15. Did the churches make an Every-Member-Canvss? "Forty- 
two did, 11 did not." 

16. Did the churcheK^ pay in full their apportionment for benev- 
olences? "Thirteen did, 37 did not." 

17. Wfere pastor's salaries fully and promptly paid? "Yes." 
Were there any salary increases during the year? "Yes, in 5 churches" 

18. To what extent does worldly conformity exist in the church- 
es? "To very little extent." 

19. Did the churches conduct evangelistic services outside their 
own bounds? "Sixteen did, 33 did not." 

20. Were efforts made by pastors and sessions to secure recruits 
for the ministry? "Yes, in about 60 per cent." 

Fifty-two churches reported but many of them answered only part 
of the questions. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

A. P. DICKSON, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief, was presented by Rev. C. E. Hodgin, and 
adopted as follows : 

EEPOKT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINISTERIAL 

RELIEF 

We regret to report that our Executive Committee of. Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief closed the year with a deficit of 
$32,629.53. This is the first time this Committee has reported a deficit 
since 1916. For the past three years there has been a small balance 
at the end of each year, which was distributed to our worthy benefici- 
aries of Ministerial Relief as a bonus. 

The amount received the past year from the living donors was 
$184,83*^.15, which is $18,390.11 less than the amount received from 
living donors last year, and $171,416.85 short of the full apportionment 
requested by the Assembly for this cause. 



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Eeceived during the past year from interest on invested funds, 
$46,707.51; from Graham Building, $54,902.78; from legacies, $4,908.30; 
from profit on investments, $870.13; making a total from these sources 
of $107,388.72. In addition to this $15,948.72 was placed in the 
Graham Building Sinking Fund. 

Received for the Endowment Fund of Ministerial Relief from 
living donors, $2,726.99; from legacies, etc., $23,592.87; making a total 
for the Endowment Fund of $26,319.86. 

The total amount received from all sources and for all purposes 
is $334,490.45, which is $16,669.23 less than the total amount received 
last year. 

The total amount contributed by Orange Presbytery during the 
past year is $5,983.03, which is not quite 80 per cent of our appor 
tionment for this cause. 

Education for the Ministry 

The number of candidates for the ministry and mission service, 
exclusive of women who are not received under the care of Presby- 
tery, is 639. During the past year the Committee aided 346 candi- 
dates for the ministry, 13 candidates for medical missions, 2 for other 
mission work, and 55 young women, making the total number aided 
416. The amount forwarded to these young people preparing for full- 
time life service is $72,392.46. 

Orange Presbytery has under its care 18 candidates for the minis- 
try, and two licentiates. Twelve of these candidates and two young 
women at the Assembly Training School, received loans during the 
past year to the amount of $2,100. 

Ministerial Relief 

The number of beneficiaries on the roll of Ministerial Relief for 
the past year is as follows: 143 ministers, 230 widows, 37 orphans, 
and 6 unordained missionaries, making a total of 416. Total amount 
remitted to these beneficiaries, $167,197.75. 

Orange Presbytery has had seven on the roll of Ministerial Relief 
during the past year, three ministers and four widows, who have re- 
ceived aid to the amount of $3,110. 

We recommend the approval of the following appropriations for 
the coming year: Rev. W. P. McCorkle, $800; Rev. W. S. Milne, $800; 
Mxs. A. W. Crawford, $300; Mrs. John A. Gilmer, $300; Mrs. John ii. 
Herndon, $250; and Mrs. Lou J. Palmer, $60, 



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Student Loan Fund 

The total amount of the Student Loan Fund is $212,327.99. Loaas 
to the amount of $63,130 were made during the past year to 359 young 
men and to 166 young women, making a total of 516 students. Since 
the establishment of the Fund in 1910, twelve hundred and twenty- 
four students have been aided to the amount of $254,653.62. 

We would urge all of our churches to give the full seven and one- 
half per cent of their benevolences to Christian Education and Min- 
isterial Relief during the coming year. If we would only pay our 
full apportionment to this cause the funds would be available to meet 
the needs of this year, and wipe out the deficit of the past year. 
Eespectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

The following report was adopted: 

Your Committee on the Installation of Rev. J. S. Garner, as pastor 
of the Mebane church, makes the following report: 

On March 29th, 1925, at the Mebane church. Rev. J. S. Garnor 
was installed as pastor. Rev. E. N. Caldwell presided and preached 
the sermoa; Rev. M. E. Hansel charged the congregation, and Mr. 
J. P. Moore charged the pastor. 

E. N. CALDWELL, Chairman. 

Mr. R. B. Dice was introduced to the Presbytery, and 
stated his desire to do Christian work, giving a statement of 
his experience and preparation to be used in this capacity. 

The Stated Clerk presented to the Presbytery the Pro- 
posed Amendments to the Book of Church Order as sent down 
by the General Assembly for the approval of the Presbyteries. 
He asked that the Presbytery take action on these amend- 
ments. On motion, the proposed Amendments were approved 
as a whole. 

The followng resolution was offered by Dr. R. C. Gilmore, 
and by vote was passed by the Presbytery : 

To the Board of Trustees, 
University of North Carolina, 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 
Honored and Dear Sirs: 

We, the Presbytery of Orange, would make the following presen- 
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Whereas, The Journal of Social Forces, published by the consent 
of the University, in its number of January last, contained statements 
of infidelity, practical denials of God, divine revelation, and the future 
life, demanding the overthrow of Christianty as a hindrance to hu- 
man progress, and the substitution of a godless science as the only 
guide for mankind, and advocating a code of morals that in its funda- 
mental principles, and logical conclusions is as bad as any that ev.^r 
undermined the integrity and finally overthrew any nation of the 
past and that. 

Whereas, These statements are read by the students of our Uni- 
versities and public schools and scattered over our State. 

Therefore, we, the Presbytery of Orange, do hereby enter our 
most solemn protest against the publishing, or teaching, in any way, of 
such things by our public institutions as being hurtful to the Univer- 
sity, prejudicial to the truth held in common by all Christian peo- 
ple, and tending to bring into disrepute all forms of higher education. 

Feeling that your Board is in sympathy with the spirit of our pro- 
test, we asssure you of our sympathy and prayers in the great re- 
sponsibility that you bear. 

The above resolution as passed, was a substitute for the 
resolution offered yesterday by Kev. W. P. MeCorkle, and plac- 
ed on the docket for consideration. Inasmuch as this was ac- 
ceptable to Rev. W. P. McCorkle, it therefore disposed of the 
original resolution and took it from the docket. 

A protest by certain members of the Presbytery was, by 
vote, allowed to be recorded in the Minutes of Presbytery. 
This signed protest is hereby recorded : 

We, the undersigned, respectfully express our disapproval of the 
resolution passed by Orange Presbytery condemning certain articles 
in the January number of the Journal of Social Forces, though in pre- 
senting this paper, we are not to be considered as approving the ar- 
ticles referred to, but for approaching this matter by resolutions of 
condemnation instead of conference with the University authorities 
by a committee of the Presbytery. 

P. H. GWYNN, 

S. B. LAIRD, 

E. MUEPHY WILLIAMS. 



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was presented to the Presbytery, introduced, and invited to sit 
as a visiting brother. 

The report of the Committee on Woman's Work, was pre- 
sented by Rev. S. R. Hope, and adopted as follows : 

Your Committee on Woman's Work, would respectfully report: 

We have received reports from 41 societies, which report a total 
membership of 1,39-5. Many of them do not report their membership. 

Their contributions to Benevolent Causes, are as follows: 



Foreign Missions $ 4,644 

Assembly's Home Missions 2,192 

Synod's Home Missions 1,137 

Presbytery's Home Missions 1,11S 

Congregational Home Missions 126 

Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief 735 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 206 

Educational Institutions 3,154 

Bible Cause S4 

Orphan Homes 2,392 

Current Expenses and Contingent Fees 2,556 

Miscellaneous 3,034 



Total to all causes $21,378 



These societies are all under the control of session and approved 
by the session. They are engaged in the various forms of the Auxil- 
iary work. The Auxiliary of our Presbytery is well organized and 
doing efficient work. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

S. K. HOPE, Chairman. 

The following report of the Committee on Printed Min- 
utes of the Presbytery, was adopted : 

To Orange Presbytery: 

Your Committee on the Printed Minutes of the Presbytery, begs 
leave to report that they have carefully gone over the Printed Minutes 
both of last Spring and Fall, and find the same accurate and neat, 
and would heartily commend the Stated Clerk for his painstaking 
and efficient work. 

WALDO P. KOBERTSON, Chairman. 
In response to the request of Presbytery last Fall, his- 



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torical sketches of the Sanford and Cross Roads churches 
were read by Dr. R. C. Gilmore, and Rev. W. P. Robertson, 
and on motion, these sketches were ordered incorporated in 
the Minutes of Presbytery. They are as follows : 

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF SANFORD CHURCH 

Work at Sanford was begun about 1892, when Rev. D. N. Mc- 
Lauchlin gave some service to the new town that was springing up 
at the railroad station. 

The church was organized in January 1894, with twenty charter 
members, very few of whom now remain. 

Rev. D. N. McNeill became pastor in April, 1894, and continued in 
this woi-k for nearly fourteen years. 

From 1908 to 1911, Rev. R. J. Beattie was supply and pastor of 
the church. 

During 1912, Rev. F. D. Thomas became pastor and remained 
until 1915. During this pastorate the present church building was 
erected. 

The church was then supplied for a few months by Rev. Harvey- 
Jellie. 

In 1916, Rev. W. S. Golden became pastor and remained until 1921. 

After a vacancy of a year, the present pastor. Rev. Robert C. 
Gilmore, D. D., was called, and began his work October 1st, 1922, and 
was installed pastor November 5th, 1922. 

In 1895, the church reported a membership of twenty-nine and 
benevolent gifts of $20. 

Thirty years later, 1925, it reported a membership of 437 and 
benevolences of $4,500. 

BRIEF HISTORY OF CROSS ROADS CHURCH 

This church is in Alamance County, six miles north of Me bane, 
on the road leading from Mebane to Yanceyville. 

The exact date of the organization is not known, because the first 
volume of the minutes of the Session were lost on the way to or from 
Presbytery about 1827. But according to Foote 's Sketches and other 
obtainable data, the organization took place some time between the 
years 1783 and 1792. The membership which constituted the organiza- 
tion were composed of members from Hawfields, Eno and Stony Creek 
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The present brick structure was erected between the years of 
1876, when the corner stone was laid with Masonic rites on September 
30th, and 1890. It cost a little more than $4000.00. It is a rectangu- 
lar building with a seating capacity of about six hundred. 

This church was grouped with Hawfields during the ministry of 
Eev. William Hodge and remained until the latter part of the minis- 
try of Eev. Culbertson; when it was grouped with Stony Creek and 
has remained thus until the present. 

Some of the outstanding facts in her long history are the marvel- 
ous revival which swept the community, not long after Eev. Hodge 
went from here to Kentucky. Also the great camp meetings held 
during the ministry of Eev. Currie. And then the third fact is the 
taking away of the beloved pastor, Eev. Hughes, after thirty years of 
service. He died in the pulpit, before finishing his sermon. 

The following are names of the pastors and time of service: 
Eev. William Hodge from 1792 to 1799. 
Eev. William Paisley from 1801 to 1820. 

Eev. A. D. Montgomery 1821 to 1822, he was stated supply. 

Eev. Ezekiel B. Currie from 1823 to 1842. 

Eev. A. G. Hughes from 1843 to 1873. 

Eev. A. N. Morrow from 1873 to 1882. 

Eev. S. H. Chester from 1885 to 1889. 

Eev. G. A. Wilson from 1889 to 1891. 

Eev. E. W. Culbertson from 1892 to 1906. 

Eev. W. O. Sample from 1908 to 1919. 

Eev. Waldo P. Eobertson from 1921, who is now the present pastor. 
By order of the Session, April 1st, 1925. 

JAS. H. TATE, Clerk of Session. 

The report of the Committee on Stewardship was pre- 
sented by Rev. M. E. Hansel, and adopted as follows: 

Your Committee would report as follows: 

Since the Fall meeting of the Presbytery we have endeavored to 
keep before the churches as many of the main features of the Pres- 
byterian Progressive P'rogram as seemed practicable emphasizing in the 
department of Spiritual Life that of the Family Altar; in the depart- 
ment of Evangelism and Missions, that of personal work, and in 
Stewardship of Possessions, the value of the practice of the Tithe as a 
minimum standard of giving, together with the methods recommended 
by our General Assembly for meeting the financial needs of our Church. 

In the month of January a series of Group Conferences were held 
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and Saiiford. Several of these were well attended by pastors, con- 
gregational secretaries and other church officers, but bad weather in- 
terfered at one or two paces and prevented the holding of one meet- 
ing planned for Orange County at Hillsboro. We thus had further 
opportunity for discovering local conditions and in unifying the plans 
or making the Every-Member-Canvass as well as distributing litera- 
ture provided by our Assembly's Stewardship Commttee. We are 
not prepared to make a complete report on the Every-Member-Can- 
vass at this time, as so many churches, some of whom have made can- 
vass, or expect to do so yet, have not reported. We reserve this for the 
Fall meeting of Presbytery, when we hope to give a more intelligent 
idea as to what we may expect in financial resources for the year. 
Yet we realize that this is missing thj main reason for making these 
reports to the Presbytery, viz.: That from these combined reports our 
various church agencies of the Assembly, Synod and Presbytery, may 
be able to make their appropriations accordingly. 

Orange Presbytery 's quota for benevolent causes is $107,842, Yet 
the reports, so far, received from 70 churches, show only $74,964. We 
wish to make mention of the churches which have subscribed their 
full quotas, and in some instances, have made notable increases over 
previous years: 

Graham, Burlington, Mebane, Mt. Vernon Springs, Pittsboro, San- 
ford, Midway, Westminster, Asheboro. Ten of the churches reporting 
used the so-called Honor or Volunteer System, with good results, and 
we commend the plan for consideration of all our churches. 

In conclusion, we call attention to certain tendencies and prac- 
tices that are undermining, and may, in the end, destroy our present 
system of financing our benevolent causes: 

First, the single budget system and use of the single envelope 
system. It encourages the idea of giving to others what remains 
over, after we have met our needs, and reserving that remnant, if 
any, till the close of the church year. 

Second, the common practice among a number of our churches of 
making their own quota for benevolences, regardless of the quotas 
adopted and sent down by the Presbyteries after full time has been 
allowed for changing the quota, if requested of the Stewardship Com- 
mittee. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

M. E. HANSEL, Chairman. 

The report' of the Auditing Committee was presented by 
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We have verified the records and vouchers of S. G. Morgan, Treas- 
urer of the Home Mission Committee, and find same neatly and cor- 
rectly kept. 

McBRIDE HOLT, For Committee. 
Sanford, N. C, April 24th, 1925. 

Dr. R. C. Gilmore presented the following report which 
was adopted : 

Your Committee on Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion, 
would report: 

1. Most of the churches contribute to the Bible Cause, but most 
of them give very small amounts — 'the whole Presbytery giving $526 
to this cause. 

2. The reports show a fair observance of the Lord's Day, but it 
must be admitted that there is a growing laxness of opinion as to 
what constitutes the real observance of the day, and earnest presen- 
tation of this subject by our ministers, ought to be urged. 

3. The report on Family Religion is not so encouraging. Many 
churches report little effort by parents to teach their children at home, 
and indifference by many in presenting their children for baptism. The 
whole number of Family Altars reported is 363, but we are persuaded 
that there are more families than this who engage in some form 
of family worship. But we need to urge upon all our ministers and 
churches this fundamental duty and privilege of making our homes 
real centers of religious training and influence. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. C. GILMORE, Chairman. 

The Treasurer's report was adopted, as follows: 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

Orange Presbytery, April 1st, 1924, March 31st, 1925 

Bal. Receipts Disburs't. Bal. 

Foreign Missions $ $10,164.33 $10,164.33 $ 

Assembly's Home Missions 5,265.82 5,265.82 

Synod's Home Missions--- 5,600.09 5,600.09 

Pres. Home Missions 5,476.54 5,476.54 

Chr. Ed. and Min. Relief-- 3,399.41 3,399.41 

Sun. Sch. Ext. and Pub 948.48 948.48 

Educational Institutions — _ 3,430.18 .3,430.18 

Bible Cause 318.97 318.97 

Orphans' Home 2,887.46 2,887.46 



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Assembly 's Training School 
Synod's Stew. Committee — 
Protestant Eelief in Europe 

Equipment Fund 

Near East Eelief 

Lord's Day Alliance 

Presbyterial Tax 



307.22 307.22 

205.00 205.00 

30.08 30.08 
482.32 482.32 

11.09 11.09 
11.52 11.52 



Total 



. 439.06 
,$439.06 



1,937.50 1,967.68 406.88 
$38,476.01 $38,508.19 $ 406.S8 
E. J. DAVIS, Treasurer. 



We have audited the Treasurer's book and Annual Eeport and 
with the exception of minor errors, which have been corrected, we find 
the books neatly and accurately kept, and vouchers present for all dis- 
bursements, except for three checks amounting to $186.37, for which 
there has not been time to receive vouchers. 

We find the Annual Eeport correct, and the balance, $406.88 agrees 
with the bank balance. 

Greensboro, N. C, April 21st, 1925. 



The following amounts are due on Presbyterial Tax for the year 
ending March 31st, 1925: 

Efland, $3.00; Gilead, $3.00; Greenwood, $4.00; Hawfields, $13.00; 
Irving Memorial, $1.00; Milton, (Balance) $5.00; North Eno, $3.00; 
Piedmont, (Balance) $3.00; Pine Grove, $1.00; Pittsboro, (Balance) 
$2.00; St. Andrews, (Balance) $7.00; Salem, $6.00; Shiloh, $3.00; 
Speedwell, $6.00; Spray, $18.00; Stoneville, $2.00; White Hill, $12.00. 

The folowing amounts are due on Presbyterial Tax for the year 
ending March 31st, 1924: 

Efland, $5.00; Greenwood, $2.00; New Hope, $7.00; Shiloh, (Bal- 
ance) $1.00. 

The following church is due for Presbyterial Tax for the year 
ending March 31st, 1923: Shiloh, $1.00. 



The Moderator announced the following; committee on 
Manual to take the place of the old committee, and complete 
and publish a new Manual: C. P. Coble C. E. Hodgin, M. S. 
Huske. 



W. L. SHAEPE, 
I. C. CEAWFOED, 

Auditing Committee. 



E. J. DAVIS, Treasurer. 



The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported that no 
calls had come into their hands. The report was adopted. 



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The Committee on Minutes of the Synod, reported that 
they had examined the Minutes and had no specific recom- 
mendations to offer. The report was adopted. 

The Burlington First church asked permission to change 
the terms of its call for its' pastor, to grant him an increase in 
salary of $200 per year. The request was granted and the 
church commended. 

The Rev. E. N. Caldwell presented his resignation as pas- 
tor of the Graham church, and asked that the pastoral rela- 
tion between him and the Graham church be dissolved to take 
effect June 1st, and that he might accept a call to a church 
in Richmond, Va. Mr. Caldwell stated his reasons for making 
this request, and that he did so with regret to leave the Gra- 
ham church and Orange Presbytery, but that he felt it his 
duty and a call of God. 

The church was heard from through its Elder, Mr. Mc- 
Bride Holt, who stated that the church had concurred with its 
pastor in his request, although it did so with great sorrow. 
He read resolutions which were adopted in the congregational 
meeting of the Graham church, and which were ordered in- 
corporated in the Minutes : 

Whereas, Our beloved pastor, Rev. E. N. Caldwell, has after much 
prayer and thought, accepted a call from a church in Richmond, Va., 

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved: 

1. That we gratefully acknoweldge his faithful and untiring min- 
istry of six years as our pastor, feeling and believing that, during his 
entire ministry, our church has enjoyed a period of fellowship and 
'concert of action between pastor and people, not heretofore excelled 
in our church life. 

2. That we thank our heavenly Father in that, in His wisdom, 
He sent Brother Caldwell to us; believing he has done much for the 
Kingdom, in the ^heart of this people and in this community. 

3. That while, with unanimous voice we protest his leaving, still 
we love him to the extent, that we do not question his going. 



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4. That whenever and wherever he goes, our love and prayers 
will follow him and his dear wife and children. 

5. That we hereby, yet sorrowfully, assent that Presbytery grant 
Brother Caldwell's request, and dissolve the pastoral relation now ex- 
isting between him and our church. 

Graham, N. C, April 19th, 1925. 

W. R. POTTER, Moderator. 

J. HARVEY WHITE, Clerk. 

Presbytery, after hearing: from the church, passed the 
following resolution, by a rising vote : 

That the Presbj^tery of Orange do hereby grant the request of 
Rev. E. N. Caldwell and dissolve the pastoral relation between him 
and the Graham church, to take effect June 1st, 1925. 

That we do this with a deep sense of loss and with profound re- 
gret. That Brother Caldwell has, during his membership in this Pres- 
bytery, served the Presbytery with signal ability and fidelity, and in 
all the work of the Presbytery, and in arduous duties placed upon 
him has proved one of the most faithful and efficient members the 
Presbytery has had, and has greatly endeared himself to the members 
of this Presbytery. That we shall follow him with our prayers and 
best wishes as he goes to another Presbytery and to his new field of 
labor. 

Upon his request. Rev. E. N. Caldwell was granted a 
letter of dismission to East Hanover Presbytery. 

On motion. Rev. C. E. Hodgin, as Chairman of Home Mis- 
sions, was requested to ask the Trustees of Orange Presbytery 
to continue negotiations with the Administrators of the Poust 
Estate with the end in view of securing a settlement. 

The Committee on Sabbath Schools and Young People's 
Societies submitted the following report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Sabbath Schools and Young People's Socie- 
ties would respectfully report: 

I. Sabbath Schools 



Officers and Teachers 611 

Scholars 6874 

Cradle Roll 512 

Home Department 446 



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Total Membership 

Pupils admitted to communion 



8309 
213 



Contributions 



Foreign Missions 

Assembly's Home Missions 

Synod's Home Missions 

Pfesbytery's Home Missions 

Congregational Home Missions 

Christian Education and Ministerial Belief 
Sunday School Extension and Publication . 

Educational Institutions 

Bible Cause 

Orphans ' Home 

Current Expenses 

Miscellaneous 



$1,498 
186 
205 
152 



2,040 
7,134 
1,412 



928 
160 



67 
96 



19 



Total to all Causes. 



$14,197 



Last summer, by direction of Presbytery, the Misses Edwards and 
Miller, graduates of the Assembly's Training School, were engaged 
within our bounds conducting classes in Teachers' Training Courses 
in Spray, Eiverview, El Bethel, Bethany, Saxapahaw, Cross Eoads and 
Stony Creek. 

These classes were well attended and a number took examination 
and passed. As a partial result in some of these churches where these 
young ladies were, training classes are still carried on. 



The reports show 20 Senior Christian Endeavor Societies, with 
a membership of 472. Eight Intermediate Societies, with a member- 
ship of 268. Seven Junior Societies, with a membership of 170. Two 
Boys ' Groups with a membership of 190. Three Girls ' Groups with 
a membership of 107. Three other organizations with a membership 
of 137. Making a total of 43 Societies, and total membership of 1,344. 

These societies report contributions amounting to $1,648. 

These societies are under the control of the session, and engage in 
devotional, social and recreational work. 

We submit the following recommendations: 

Conforming to the action of the last General Assembly, for the 
sake of uniformity in terms and that proper emphasis may be put on 
the educational task of the church, it is recommended: 



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1. That Presbytery designate its Committee on Sunday School 
and Young People 's Work, as ' ' The Committee on Eeligious Educa- 
tion. ' ' 

2. That this committee be divided into two sections — one to be 
charged with the supervision of Sunday School work and the other 
to be responsible for the promotion of Young People 's organizations 
and activities. 

3. That Presbytery appoint as members of the Young People ^is 
section, two or more women, who shall be nominated by the Presby- 
terial Auxiliary. 

4. That a definite sum be set apart by the Presbytery for the 
support and development of this work, to be expended under the di- 
rection of its Committee on Eeligious Education. 

5. That special attention be given to the promotion of Teacher 
Training and that Schools of Methods be conducted at such points as 
will offer training facilities to all the workers and teachers of the 
Presbytery. 

6. That every self-sustaining church be urged to establish out- 
post Sunday schools to reach the neglected people for whom they are 
responsible. 

J. S. COOK, Chairman. 
WALDO P. EOBEETSON. 

The Committee on Resolution of Thanks reported as fol- 
lows : 

That the Presbytery of Orange, do hereby express its hearty ap- 
preciation to the pastor and congregation of the Sanford church, and 
to all other friends here, for their gracious hospitality to us as their 
guests in attendance upon this Presbytery. Everything has been done 
for our comfort and pleasure, and we would especially make mention 
of the mid-day meals served by the ladies in the dining room of the 
church. We would testify our delight at the entertainment and fel- 
lowship in the homes, and would invoke the blessing of God upon 
the good people of the Sanford church for what they have contributed 
to our happiness, here. We would ask that Presbytery record its ap- 
preciation by a rising vote and that this resolution be read from the 
pulpit next Sunday morning. 

W. W. McMOEEIES, Chairman. 

The Committee on Installations reported that nothing had 
come into their hands and hence they had nothing to report. 



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The report was adopted. 

The Minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

After prayer and the Apostolic benediction by the Mod- 
erator the Presbytery adjourned to meet in its next Stated 
meeting in the Mebane church, October 27th, 1925, at 7 :30 
p. m., at the call of the Moderator, if he should call during 
the meeting of Synod at Mooresville, N. C. 

M. S. HusKE, Moderator. 

J. S. White, 

M. E. Hansel, Temporary Clerks. 
Attest — Charles P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY 



I. OFFICERS 
Stated Clerk— Eev. C. P. Coble. 
Permanent Clerk — Eev. Jonas Barclay, 
rreasurer — Mr. E. J. Davis. 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery— Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. E. E. King, Mr. H. W. 
Wharton, Mr. E. S. Parker, Jr., Mr. G. W. Denny. 

2. Of Davidson College — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. M. S. Hu ke, 
Mr. Don E. Scott, Mr. T. D. Dupuy. 

3. Of Flora McDonald College— (One Year, Fall of 1925) Esv. 
J. S. Garner, Eev. C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. S. Strud- 
wick; (Two Years, Fall of 1926) Mr. H Smith Richardson, Eev. WL E. 
Potter, D. D., Mr. E. C. White, Mr. J. Harvey White; (Three Years, 
Fall of 1927) Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. M. E. Hansel, Mr. E. G. Vaughn, 
Mr. L. P. Wilkins. 

4. Of Glade Valley High School— (One Year, Fall of 1925) Eev. 
S. M. Eankin, Mr. McBride Holt, J. M. Thompson, J. M. Millard; 
(Two Years, Fall of 1926) Mr. G. W. Denny, Mr. E. P. Wharton, Eev. 
W. W. McMorries, Mr. E. E. King. 

III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman; Eev. M. S. 
Huske, Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Eev. A. P. Dickson, Eev. C. P. Coble, 
Eev. E. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. C. W. Causey, Mr. J. Harvey White, 
Mr. T. D. Dupuy, Mr. S. G. Morgan. 

2. Foreign Missions — Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Chairman; Eev. 
C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. E. J. Davis. 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — ^Eev. G. L. White- 
ley, Chairman; Mr. A. W. McAlister, Eev. S. M. Eankin. 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Eev. E. C, Gil- 
more, D. D., Chairma..; Eev. J. M. Mill ,.d. Dr. W. ^. Smith. 

5. Sabbath Schools and Young People's Work — Eev. J. S. Cook, 
Chairman; Eev. W. P. Eobertson, Mr. John O. Corbett. 



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5. Woman's Work — Eev. J. S. Jones, Chairman; Eev. S. E. Hope, 
Eev. C. D. Whitelev. 

7. Men's Work — Mr. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Chairman; Rev. Wade C. 
Smith, Mr. A. C. Eay, Mr. Harry Barton. 

8. Synodical Schools and Colleges — Eev. Jonas Barclay, Eev. P. 
H. Gwynn, Mr. E. W. Scott. 

9. Orphan Homes— Eev. E. M. Williams, Eev. G. L. Whitelev, 
Mr. T. E. Foust. 

10. Bihle Cause, Sabhath and Family Religion — Eev. C. D. White- 
ley, Eev. E. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. E. A. Gilmer. 

11. Stewardship — Eev. M. E. Hansel, Chairman and Secretary; 
Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. E. E. McClure, Mr. T. D. Blair, Mr. A. C. Eay. 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Printed Records of Preshjrtery — Eev. W. P. Eobertson, Eev. 

C. L. Wicker, Mr. J. A. Eankin. 

2. Auditing Committee — Mr. W. L. Sharpe, Mr. Irvin Crawford. 

V. EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

1. Languages— Eev. P. H. Gwynn, Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. W. 

D. Moss, D. D. 

2. Theology— Eev. E. M. Williams, Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. H. 
S. Bradshaw, D. D. 

3. Church History, Government and Sacraments — Eev. T. M. 
McConnell, D. D., Chairman; Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. C. L. Wicker. 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

THREE HUNDRED AND ELEVENTH SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

Mebane Presbyterian Church 
Orange County, N* C* 
October 27-29, 1925 

AND OF 

Intermediate Meetings 



BRADY PRINTING COMPANY 
STATE SVILLB, N. O. 
1925 



MINUTES OF CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, June 4, 1925. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator the Presbytery of 
Orange met in the Smith Memorial Building of the First Pres- 
byterian church, Greensboro, N. C, on the above date at 
10 :00 a. m. 

The Moderator, Rev. M. S. Huske, called the Presbytery 
to order and constituted the same with prayer. 

The following members were present: 

Ministers— Rev. M. S. Huske, Rev. T. M. McConnell, D. 
D., Rev. R. E. McClure, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. J. M. Mil- 
lard, Rev. K. L. Whittington, Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. C. F. 
Myers, D. D. 

Elders — M. G. Newell, Greensboro First church, and T. 
S. Malloy, Speedwell. 

The call was read and corrected to read, to receive Can- 
didate C. G. Brown instead of Licentiate C. G. Brown. 
The call was then found in order. 

The first item of the call was to act on a request of Rev. 
Edgar A. Woods for a certificate of dismission to Concord 
Presbytery. The request was presented that he be given 
this letter of dismission to Concord Presbytery that he may 
take up work in that Presbytery, and the request was granted. 

Mr. C. G. Brown, a candidate for the Gospel Ministry 
under the care of Mecklenburg Presbytery, presented a cer- 
tificate of dismission from that Presbytery to this Presbytery 
and was received as a candidate under the care of this Pres- 
bytery. 

M^r. Brown then made application for licensure. This 
being an item of the call, on motion, Presbytery voted to pro- 
ceed with the examination of Candidate Brown with a view 
to license him as a Probationer for the Gospel Ministry. 



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He was examined in accordance with the Book of Church 
Order on Experimental Religion. 

His college and seminary diplomas were accepted in 
lieu of his examinations on Languages, all college courses and 
Chiirch History as satisfactory evidence of his proficiency in 
these subjects. He was examined in open Presbytery on 
Church Government, the Sacraments, Theology, all of which 
were sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. 

His Thesis, Exegesis, and Popular Lecture were exam.- 
ined by committees appointed for this purpose, and these com- 
mittees reported favorably and recommended that the ex- 
amination of these be sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. 
On motion the reports were accepted and recommendations 
adopted. 

Mr. Brown then preached a sermon from the text Isaiah 
55 :1. This also was sustained as satisfactory part of trial. 

On motion, the examination as a whole was sustained 
as satisfactory. Presbytery then proceeded to duly license 
Mr. C. G. Brown. 

The Moderator propounded the constitutional questions 
according to the Book of Church Order, all of which the 
candidate answered in the affirmative. 

Mr. C. G. Brown was then duly licensed as a Probationer 
for the Holy Ministry. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Licentiate Brown from 
the Speedwell church and from Greenwood and Smyrna 
churches, at a salary of $200 and $100, and $100 per annum, 
respectively, were read and found in order, and placed in 
his hands. He signified his willingness and desire to accept 
these calls and requested that he be ordained that he might 
accept these calls and enter on this work. ::>./x^.k 

In view of the fact that Licentiate Brown has finished his 
Seminary course, and has had opportunity to try his gifts, 
on motion, his examination for licensure was accepted as sat- 



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259 



isfactory for his ordination, and a commission was appointed 
to ordain and install him at Speedwell church at a time to be 
determined later. This commission also to arrange for his 
installation as pastor of the Greenwood and Smyrna churches. 

The following commission was appointed to perform this 
duty : Rev. M. S. Huske, Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. P. H. Gwyn, 
Mr. R. S. Montgomery, and Mr. P. H. Gwyn, Jr., Rev. R. E. 
McClure, alternate to any. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Dr. T. M. 
McConnell. 

M. S. HusKE, Moderator. 



Attest — C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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MINUTES OF CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, July 14, 1925. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator the Presbytery of 
Orange met in the Smith Memorial Building of the First 
Presbyterian church, Greensboro, N. jC., on the above date 
at 2 :00 p. m., and was called to order by the Moderator and 
constituted with prayer by Eev. W. S. Milne. 

The following members were present : 

Ministers— M. S. Huske, C. E. Hodgin, J. M. Millard, W. 
S. Milne, G. L. Whiteley, K. L. Whittington, and Elder A. P. 
Kersey, of the Glenwood church. 

Rev. J. R. Phipps was received by certificate from "Wil- 
mington Presbytery, and after due examination according 
to the Book of Church Order, was enrolled. 

A call from the Glenwood church for the pastoral serv- 
ices of Rev. J. R. Phipps for all his time at a salary of $1800 
per year and manse, was read, found in order and placed in 
his hands and accepted by him. 

Order was taken for his installation as pastor and the 
following committee was appointed to install Rev. J. R. 
Phipps pastor of the Glenwood church on July 19th: Rev. 
S. M. Rankin to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions and charge the pastor. Rev. A. P. Dickson to 
preach the sermon, and Elder E. P. Wharton to charge the 
congregation, with T. D. DuPuy as alternate. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

M. S. Huske, Moderator. 
K. L. Whittington, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest — C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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261 



MINUTES OF CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, Aug. 14, 1925. 

Pursuant to the call issued by the Stated Clerk, in the 
absence of the Moderator, and according to the Book of 
Church Order, the Presbytery of Orange met in the Smith 
Memorial Buildi|ng of the First Presbyterian church, of 
Greensboro, N. C, at 2:00 p. m. 

Rev. W. P. Robertson, the last Moderator present, called 
the meeting to order, and Presbytery was constituted with 
prayer by Rev. J. M. Millard. The following members were 
found present : 

Ministers— W. P. Robertson, J. M. Millard, R. Murphy 
Williams, M. E. Hansel, W. L. Wilson, C. P. Coble, G. L. 
Whiteley. 

Elders — E. P. Wharton, Westminster; E. B. Laird, 
Church of Covenant; E. C. Turner, Hawfields; J. A. Foust, 
Bethany; J. D. Clapp, Bethel; J. W. Summers, Springwood; 
McBride Holt, Graham; L. G. Morrow, Bethlehem. 

The call was read and found in order. 

The first item of the call was taken up, viz. : To hear the 
resignation of Rev. G. L. Whiteley and his request for the 
dissolution of the pastoral relation now existing between 
him and the Springwood and Bethel churches, that he may ac- 
cept a call to a church in Roanoke, Va. 

The Presbytery heard from Rev. G. L. Whiteley, who 
stated that he made the request because of the conviction that 
he had received a call of God that he ought to accept. He 
expressed his love for the congregations he served and that 
he regretted to leave his present field and the Presbytery in 
which he was reared and where he was licensed and ordained. 

Elder D. P. Clapp, representing the Bethel church, sta- 
ted that church had, in a congregational meeting, held for 



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the purpose of considering this matter, voted to accede to 
the request of their pastor and reluctantly concurred with 
him in his request to Presbytery. He read the strong reso- 
lutions passed by that congregation, expressing warm ap- 
preciation of Mr. Whiteley's pastoral services in that field. 

Elder J. W. Summers, representing the Springwood 
church, stated that similar action had been taken by that 
church, in which they reluctantly consented to join Mr. White- 
ley in the request that the pastoral relation be dissolved. He 
read strong resolutions passed by the Springwood congrega- 
tion in appreciation of Mr. Whiteley's acceptable services in 
that field. 

On motion, the pastoral relation between Rev. G. L. 
Whiteley and the Springwood and Bethel churches was dis- 
solved. 

Presbytery ordered that record be made in the minutes of 
the splendid service of Rev. G. L. Whiteley in the fields he has 
served and in the Presbytery, and express the high esteem 
in which he is held. 

The second item of the call was taken up which was to 
grant G. L. Whiteley a letter of dismission to Montgomery 
Presbytery. On motion, the letter was granted. 

The third item of the call was taken up, viz. : To hear the 
resignation of Rev. M. E. Hansel, and his request for the dis- 
solution of the pastoral relations now existing between him 
and the Hawfields, Bethlehem, Saxapahaw, and Bethany 
churches that he may accept a call to a church at Concord, 
N. C. 

Rev. M. E. Hansel was heard, he stating that he believed 
he ought to accept the call extended him and formally made 
request that the pastoral relations be dissolved. 

The churches were heard from through their representa- 
tives in which it was stated that in congregational meetings 
held for that purpose, the churches concurred with their pas- 
tor in his request to Presbytery. ,s 'u:-' ; ;. 



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On motion, the request was granted and the pastoral re- 
lation between Rev. M. E. Hansel and the Hawfields, Beth- 
lehem, Saxapahaw and Bethany churches was dissolved to 
take effect August 31st. 

The fourth item of the call was taken up which was to 
hear the appeal and adjudicate a claim of Rev. M. E. Hansel 
against the Session and Board of Deacons of the Hawfields 
church. 

Rev. M. E. Hansel presented his appeal and claim against 
said Session and Board of Deacons, for a sum of money which 
they had obligated to pay him in addition to the amount 
stipulated in the call, and which they had not paid. 

The Session and Board of Deacons against whom the 
claim was made were present, and extended the privileges 
of the floor. Members of the Session were heard from, also 
the Treasurer of the church, at the time the promise was made, 
in which it was contended that the promise was made with 
certain conditions. 

After hearing at length from both sides, and after care- 
ful and prayerful deliberation, the Presbytery took the fol- 
lowing action in response to Mr. Hansel's appeal: 

The Presbytery of Orange, in answer to the appeal 
and claim of Rev. M. E. Hansel against the Session and 
Board of Deacons of the Hawfields church, does not sustain 
the claim. 

While the Presbytery does not sustain the claim, it feels 
that much of the trouble has arisen through misunderstand- 
ing, and would like to see the officers of the Hawfields church 
carry out its original offer. 

The fifth item of the call was taken up, and Rev. M. E. 
Hansel was granted a letter of dismission to the Presbytery of 
Concord. 

The sixth item of the call was taken up and Rev. R. E. 
McClure was elected Chairman of the Executive Committee 



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on Stewardship and Secretary of Stewardship to succeed 
Rev. M. E. Hansel. 

The Minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

Presbytery then closed with prayer by Rev. C. P. Coble. 

W. P. Robertson, Moderator. 

Attest — C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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265 



MINUTES OF CALLED MEETING 



Sanford, N. C, Sept. 7, 1925. : 

The Presbytery of Orange convened at the call of the 
Moderator on the above date in the First Presbyterian church, 
Sanford, N. C, at 3 :30 p. m., and was called to order by 
Rev. Jonas Barclay j last Moderator present. The following 
ministers were present and churches represented: 

Ministers — Jonas Barclay, W. L. Wilson, M. A. Ray, C. 
L. Wicker, and R. C. Gilmore, D. D. 

Elders— R. B. Wicker, Buffalo ; D. A. Mcintosh, Pocket ; 
A. C. Ray, Pittsboro ; and J. M. Wilcox, Euphronia. 

Dr. R. C. Gilmore was elected Clerk. 

The Call was read and found in order, as follows: 

Eeidsville, N. C, August 6, 1925. 
The Constitutional requirements having been complied with, I 
hereby call Orange Presbytery to meet Monday, September 7, 1925, 
at 3:30 p. m., in the Sanford, N. C, Presbyterian church, to transact 
the following business: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relationship between Eev. W. L. 
Wilson and the Buffalo, White Hill, Euphronia and Pocket churches. 

2. To grant Eev. W. L. Wilson a letter of dismission to Wil- 
mington Presbytei^. 

3. To transact any other matters relating to above. 

Rev. W. L. Wilson offered his resignation as pastor of the 
above named churches. 

The churches were all heard from concurring in the re- 
quest. 

On motion, the pastoral relation was dissolved to take 
effect at once. 



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Rev. W. L. Wilson was granted a letter of dismission to 
Wilmington Presbytery. 

There being no further business the minutes were read 
and approved. Presbytery then adjourned, the session be- 
ing opened and closed with prayer. 

Jonas Barclay, Moderator. 

Robert C. Gilmore, Temporary Clerk. 



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267 



MINUTES OF ADJOURNED MEETING 

(Held at Mooresville, N. C, Oct. 13, 1925, during the 
meeting of Synod.) 



Mooresville, N. C, Oct. 13, 1925. 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Presbytery of Orange met 
at the call of the Stated Clerk, in the absence of the Modera- 
tor, at Mooresville, N. C, Oct. 13, 1925, after the opening 
session of the Synod, and was constituted with prayer by 
Rev. Jonas Barclay, last Moderator present, who presided. 

The following were found present: 

Ministers — Jonas Barclay, C. E. Hodgin, R. M. Williams, 
J. W. Clegg, C. D. Whiteley, W. R. Potter, R. E. McClure, C. 
F. Myers, K. L. Whittington, J. M. Millard, W. P. Robertson, 
J. S. Jones, C. P. Coble, W. P. McCorkle, C. G. Brown, A. P. 
Dickson. 

Elders — E. A. Ranson, Greensboro First; W. S. Barney, 
Church of Covenant; T. D. Blair, Westminster; R. L. Barn- 
well, Piedmont; D. C. Stewart, Alamance; T. S. Malloy, 
Speedwell ; J. W. Summers, Springwood ; W. H. McLean, 
Bethel; J. C. Waynick, Elmira ; M. K. Rankin, Midway; W. 
A. Monroe, Sanf ord ; J. A. Loy, Shiloh ; John H. Wood, East 
Burlington. 

Rev. J. W. Clegg asked for a letter of transfer to the 
M. E. Church, South, Western North Carolina Conference. 

He declared his love for the Presbyterian Church and 
his joy in having been a member of this Presbytery. Because 
his father was a minister in the M. E. Church, he said that 
for reasons of sentiment as well as for other reasons of prac- 
tical import to him, he felt a strong desire to go back to the 
Church of his father and spend the remaining years of his 
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After many expressions of the high regard in which he is 
held by the members of this Presbytery, and commendations 
of his faithfulness as a Presbyter and minister, he was grant- 
ed a letter of dismission to the M. E. Church, South, Western 
North Carolina Conference, and Revs. C. E. Hodgin and C. 
P. Coble were appointed to write a letter to that Conference 
accompanying his certificate, commending Mr. Clegg to them 
as a brother beloved. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet again at the call of the 
Stated Clerk during the meeting of Synod, if occasion should 
arise. 

Presbytery was called together again at the close of the 
Thursday evening session of Synod. There being no other 
unfinished business to come before the Presbytery, Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet in its next stated session in 
the Mebane Presbyterian church, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1925, at 
7:30 p. m. 

Jonas Barclay, Moderator. 
C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 

Attest — C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 



Mebane, N. C, Oct. 27, 1925. 

The Presbytery of Orange met, pursuant to adjournment, 
in the three hundred and eleventh session, in the Mebane 
Presbyterian church, on Tuesday, October 27th, 1925, at 
7 :30 p. m. 

At the request of the Moderator, Rev. M. S. Huske, the 
Rev. W. W. McMorries preached the opening sermon, based 
on ^'The Life of Abraham." 

Rev. P. H. Gwynn, the last Moderator present, called 
the Presbytery to order and constituted the same with prayer. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 

Ministers Elders Churches 

Jonas Barclay A. C. Ray Pittsboro 

W. H. Garner Goldston 

P. H. Gwynn 

C. E. Hodgin E. J. Davis Westminster 

S. R. Hope 

J. S. Gamer H. O. Job Mebane 

J. S. Jones — J. H Wood Elmira 

R. E. McClure 

W. W. McMorries : W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

T. C. Neal Bethesda 

C. C. Smith Griers 

W. S. Milne 

W. R. Potter, D. D. G. W. Fogleman Burlington First 

J. M. Millard W. C. Rankin Alamance 

S. M. Rankin 

M. A. Ray D. McL. Holt Jonesboro 

L. E. McNair Salem 

C. D. Whiteley J. P. Hughes Eno 

J. T. Latta Little River 

K. L. Whittington L. W. Smith Midway 

R. M. Williams S. B. Laird Church of Covenant 

C. P. Coble, (2) 



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Ministers Elders Churclies 

E. C. Gilmore, D. D., (2) 

J. R Phipps (2) A. W. Watson Glenwood 

E. E. Gillespie, D. D. (2) 

A. P. Dickson (2) J. W. Wharton Buffalo 

W. D. Moss, D. D., (2) 

W. P. Robertson James Anderson, Jr Cross Roads 

J. T. Reid Stoney Creek 

W. P. McCorkle, (2) 

C. G. Brown (2) 

J. S. Cook (2) 

A. B. Cole (2) Buffalo (L) 

W. H. McLean (2) Bethel 

E. B. Wheeler (2) Springwood 

Geo. A. Durham (2) Hillsboro 

G. L. Glosson (2) Piedmont 

J. T. Dick Hawfields 

Chas. T. Johnston East Burlington 

P. H. Gwynn, Jr. Reidsville 

T. O. Long (2) _— Church-Side-of-Road 
R. H. Wharton (2) —Greensboro First 

C. K, Thompson (2) Red House 

J. T. Kilby Milton 

G. S. Rogers, (2) Bethany 

J. Harvey White Graham 

In the absence of the Stated Clerk, the Permanent Clerk 
took the duties of that office until the Stated Clerk should 
arrive. 

Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., was elected Moderator by ac- 
clamation. 

Rev. J. S. Jones and Elder E. J. Davis were elected Tem- 
porary Clerks in the same manner. 

Rev. J. S. Garner made report for the Committee on Or- 
ders. 

Pending its adoption Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman of 
the Home Missions Committee, asked that the standing rule 
of Presbytery be changed making the Home Mission report 
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day of the Fall meeting, at 11:00 a. m. This request was 
granted. The report of the Committee on Orders was then 
adopted as follows: 

That the hours of meeting for this session of Presbytery be as 
follows: 9:00 a. m. to 12:00 m.; 2:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m.; 7:30 p. m. 
to adjournment at will'. 

Wednesday, 11:00 A. M. — Eeport of Committee on Home Missions 
with a popular meeting in the interest of Home Missions. 

Wednesday, 3:00 P. M. — Eeports of the Stewardship Committee. 

Wednesday, 7:30 P. M. — Eeport of the Committee on Foreign 
Missions, with a popular meeting on Foreign Missions. 

Mr. E. B. Eldridge, principal of the Glade Valley School, 
was introduced to the Presbytery and heard in a very inter- 
esting report on the work of that institution. 

His report was, on motion received as information, and 
Presbytery expressed its sympathetic interest in the institu- 
tion and appreciation of the services of Mr. Eldridge, and 
the work being done under his direction. 

On motion. Presbytery adjourned with prayer till 9 :00 
a. m., tomorrow, and was dismissed with prayer by Rev. S. M. 
Rankin. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

"Wednesday, 9 :00 a. m. 

Presbytery met and engaged in devotional services, con- 
ducted by Rev. R. M. Williams. 

Presbytery then resumed business. The minutes of last 
night's session were read and approved. 

The minutes of the called and adjourned meetings held 
were read and the minutes of the adjourned meeting at Syn- 
od, October 13, were read and approved. 



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The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

1. Devotional — Rev. J. S. Garner and Elder H. 0. Job. 

2. Calls and Supplies — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. J. M. 
Millard, Elder P. H. Gwynn, Jr. . 

3. Installations — Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. M. A. Ray, 
Elder G. W. Fogleman. 

4. Nominations — Rev. S. R. Hope, Rev. Jonas Barclay, 
Elder W. C. Rankin. 

5. Minutes of the Assembly — Rev. R. Murphy "Williams, 
Rev. W. S. Milne; Elder W. H. Garner. 

6. Leave of Absence — Rev. W. W. McMorries, Rev. K. 
L. Whittington, Elder J. T. Dick. 

7. Auditing— 'Rqy. P. H. Gwynn, L. E. McNair, D. McL. 
Holt. 

8. Resolution of Thanks — Rev. C. D. Whiteley, Rev. R. 
E. McClure. 

A communication from Rev. M. S. Huske was read, ask- 
ing that he be excused for non-attendance upon this meeting, 
was read, and, on motion, he was excused. 

On motion, it was made a special order of Presbytery to 
hear Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Manager of Barium Springs Or- 
phanage, in behalf of that Institution, at the close of the 
Foreign Mission Conference tonight. 

Letters dismissing Rev. W. C. Rourk from Mecklenburg 
Presbytery and Rev. W. E. Harrop from Roanoke Presby- 
tery, to the Presbytery of Orange, were read. After exam- 
inations which were sustained as satisfactory, these brethren 
were received into this Presbytery and enrolled as members. 

Calls from the East Burlington and Piedmont churches 
for the pastoral services of Rev. W. C. Rourk were read, also 
a call from the Graham church for the pastoral services of 
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These calls were referred to the Committee on Calls and 
Supplies. 

Rev. W. P. Robertson presented his resignation as pastor 
of the Cross Roads and Stoney Creek churches, and asked that 
he be granted a letter of dismission to Concord Presbytery. 
He stated that he felt it his duty to accept a call from a 
church at Concord, N. C. 

The churches were heard from through their representa- 
tives, who read papers adopted by the congregations of the 
said churches, in which they expressed the highest apprecia- 
tion of Mr. Robertson's services and stated that they con- 
curred with their pastor in his request that the pastoral re- 
lation be dissolved. 

After many expressions by the brethren of the Presby- 
tery of appreciation of Mr. Robertson's services in this Pres- 
bytery and personal regret that he is to leave our bounds, 
the pastoral relation between Rev. W. P. Robertson and the 
Cross Roads and Stoney Creek churches was dissolved and 
he was granted a letter of dismission to Concord Presbytery. 

The following were enrolled: R. C. Gilmore, D. D., C. 
P. Coble, J. R. Phipps, A. P. Dickson, E. E. Gillespie, D. 
D., W. P. McCorkle, and Elders G. L. Glosson, Piedmont; 
W. H. McLean, Bethel ; A. W. Watson, Glenwood ; James An- 
derson, Jr., Cross Roads; A. B. Cole, Buffalo (Lee); T. 0. 
Long, Church-by -the-Side-of- the-Road ; C. C. Smith, Griers;. 
Geo. A. Durham, Hillsboro ; E. B. Wheeler, Springwood; W. 
P. Cook, Pleasant Grove; T. C. Neal, Bethesda; R. H. Whar- 
ton, Greensboro First; John W. Wharton, Buffalo (G) ; C. 
K. Thompson, Red House; J. T. Kilby, Milton; G. S. Rogers, 
Bethany, and Rev. W. D. Moss, D. D. 

Presbytery took a short recess. 

The hour of 11 :00 a. m. having arrived the order of the 
day was taken up, namely: to hear the report of the Com- 
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The report was read by the chairman and pending its 
adoption, addresses were made by the following brethren: 
Eev. E. E. McClure, Eev. W. C. Rourk, Rev. Jonas Barclay, 
Rev. J. H. Carter of Winston-Salem Presbytery, and Elder 
J. T. Kilby of Milton, who told of the splendid work at Com- 
munity church. 

The report of the committee was adopted as follows : 

EEPOET OF HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

Your Committee of Home Missions makes only a brief report at 
this time. The full report for the year will be made at the Spring 
meeting of Presbytery. 

The Home Mission field of Orange Presbytery consists of 36 
organized churches and several mission points. Just about half of 
the churches of the Presbytery received aid from the Home Mission 
funds. We are glad to report that all of our Home Mission churches 
have been supplied with regular preaching since the Spring meeting 
of Presbytery, either by regular pastors or temporary supplies. One 
field, the Buffalo group in Lee county, has been without a pastor 
since the resignation of Eev. W. L. Wilson on September 1st. We 
hope to secure another pastor for this group at an early date. 

A new field has been opened in Eockingham county composed of 
Speedwell, Greenwood, Smyrna, and Wentworth churches. Eev. C. 
G. Brown has been serving this group since the first of June, and 
during the first four months there were forty professions of faith, 
thirty-six additions to the Presbyterian Church by profession and 
five by letter. This has been one of our most fruitful fields. The 
Lee county group consisting of Buffalo, White Hill, Euphronia, and 
Pocket churches has had fifty-three additions to the churches, and 
a Christian Endeavor Society has been organized at White Hill, and 
a Sunday School and a Woman's Auxiliary have been organized at 
Euphronia. Nearly all of our churches have conducted evangelistic 
services during the summer with encouraging results. Since the last 
meeting of Presbytery our Home Mission churches report 188 pro- 
fessions of faith, 156 additions to the Presbyterian Church by pro- 
fession, and 28 additions by letter. 

One of the outstanding needs of the work in Orange Presbytery 
is better equipment for our Home Mission churches. A small be- 
ginning has been made in meeting these needs. The Leaksville 
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the church building and added Sunday school rooms. The Bethesda 
church is now making similar improvements. Midway and East Bur- 
lington churches are planning new church buildings, and also a new 
building is being planned at Horseshoe, one of the mission points in 
Eev. C. L. Wicker's field. Piedmont and Elmira churches of Burling- 
ton are planning to build manses. The Speedwell group is also need- 
ing a manse. If we only had the money we could profitably spend 
$25,000.00 in new buildings. 

Our treasurer, Mr. S. G. Morgan, reports that only $1414.60 have 
been received from the churches since the Spring meeting of Pres- 
bytery, while the expenses of the work during this time has been 
$3840.21. Had we not had a balance on hand from the Foust Estate 
the work would now be heavily in debt. Our expenses will be great- 
er during the next six months and funds will be urgently needed to 
meet the salaries of the workers in the fields. We therefore, earn- 
estly appeal to all of our churches to meet their full apportion- 
ments to Presbyterial Home Missions and to make payments month- 
ly, if possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

Presbytery then took recess till 2 :00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 p. m. 

The report of the Committee on Schools and Colleges 
was read by Rev. Jonas Barclay, and, pending its adoption, 
Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D. D., addressed the Presbytery in behalf 
of Flora McDonald College. 

The following request from the Board of Trustees of 
Flora McDonald College was, by vote of the Presbytery, 
granted : 

The Board of Trustees of Flora McDonald College request that 
they be allowed to put up such securities of the college as collateral 
as is necessary for the borrowing of not more than twenty thousand 
dollars, to put on a campaign for additional endowment, it being 
understood that the first money secured by this campaign shall be 
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Elder J. Harvey White also spoke of Flora McDonald 
College and presented resolutions and at his request it was 
placed on Docket, for the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

The following are the resolutions: 

Eesolved by the Presbytery of Orange, at their regular Fall 
meeting at Mebane, N. C, the Presbyteries of Fayetteville and Wil- 
mington concurring: 

First, That the number of Trustees of Flora MacDonald College 
as elected by each of the controlling Presbyteries be reduced from 
twelve to nine. 

Second, That of these nine, three shall be women who shall be 
nominated by their respective Auxiliaries and this nomination be 
confirmed by their respective Presbyteries, 

Third, That one Trustee at large shall be nominated from time 
to time by the Alumnae Association and such nomination shall be 
confirmed by Fayettevlle Presbytery. 

Fourth, That the new Board shall be constituted by two men 
from each of the three classes now serving and three women from 
the members now constituting the Advisory Board, one woman being 
assigned to each of the three classes. 

Fifth, That the President of the college is hereby directed to take 
such steps for the amendment of the charter of the college as are 
made necessary by these resolutions. 

Sixth, When such legal steps have been taken as may be nec- 
essary to perfect this action the President of the college is directed 
to call the Board together for organization and election of officers 
and this must be done within three months after the legal steps have 
been consummated. 

Seventh, That the Advisory Board of women be abolished. 

On motion, what is manifestly a clerical error, appear- 
ing in the list of members of the Trustees of Flora McDonald 
was corrected, and the name R. C. Gilmore ordered to be in- 
serted where the name of E. C. White now appears. 

The report of the Committee on Schools and Colleges was 
then adopted and the resolutions are as follows: 



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(1) That Presbytery express its hearty appreciation and thanks 
to the Woman's Auxiliary for their sympathetic co-operation and 
support in our school and college work. 

(2) That the Presbytery request our Women's Presbyterial to 
provide for the study of our educational work as far as possible, 
using the new book, ''Our Presbyterian Institutions," published 
by the Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial Belief, as 
a text book. 

(3) That Presbytery co-operate with the Assembly in commend- 
ing the school and college study class to the Young People's Organ- 
izations and The Men of the Church. 

(4) That Presbytery approve the plan adopted by the Presby- 
terian Educational Association of the South, requesting our schools 
and colleges to give instruction to each and every student as to the 
reasons why we maintain our educational institutions. 

(5) That, whereas, a large number of our churches have been 
neglecting this great cause, and whereas, such neglect is seriously 
hindering our Church 's program for Schools and Colleges, Presby- 
tery earnestly urges each church to remember this cause, in its benev- 
olent budget. 

(6) That the ten per cent budget for Schools and Colleges be 
distributed as heretofore until the end of the agreed-upon three-year 
period, except that the five-tenths of one per cent heretofore appor- 
tioned to Westminster school shall be given to Union Theological 
Seminary, and that this institution appear separately on the budget 
for one and three-tenths percent of the whole benevolent budget, 
which amount shall be sent to W. R. Miller, Treasurer, at Richmond, 
Virginia. 

(7) That the attention of the Presbytery is called to the Train- 
ing School for Lay Workers and the fine work done there under the 
management of Dr. W. L. Lingle in preparing young women for the 
kind of service that is most effective in building the Kingdom of 
Christ. 

(8) That the last Sabbath in January, or the nearest convenient 
Sabbath thereto, be set apart as Union Seminary Day, when from all 
our pulpits the importance of Theological education shall be pre- 
sented. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JONAS BARCLAY, Chairman. 



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The resignation of Mr. J. Gordon Gray as Trustee-at- 
Large of Flora McDonald College was accepted, and the 
Stated Clerk was instructed to express to Mr. Gray the Pres- 
bytery's appreciation of the services he has rendered the col- 
lege. 

After devotional services, conducted by Rev. J. S. Gar- 
ner, Presbytery proceeded with the order of the day, to hear 
the report of the Committee on Stewardship. Rev. R. E. Mc- 
Clure presented the report and pending its adoption a con- 
ference on the points of the Presbyterian Progressive Pro- 
gram was entered into. Rev. J. S. Jones gave a talk on Spir- 
itual Life, Dr. E. E. Gillespie on Evangelism, Dr. R. C. Gil- 
more talked on Christian Training, Mr. T. C. Neal spoke on 
Social Service. Rev. R. E. McClure discussed the financial 
aspect of Stewardship. The report of the committee was 
then adopted as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

I. SPIEITUAL LIFE 

1. That in view of the existing spiritual conditions in our Pres- 
bytery the churches be urged to give themselves more earnestly to 
the development of the individual members in both their public and 
private prayer life, and also in the earnest effort to secure a Family 
Altar in every home. 

2. That, wherever practicable, each church be urged to conduct 
a service for public worship, in addition to the Sabbath School, every 
Sabbath Day, and where ministers are not available to use the Men- 
of-the-Church. 

II. EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS 

3. That, through definite prayer and personal work, each church 
be urged to reach all unconverted individuals within their congre- 
gational bounds and lead them to a personal acceptance of Jesus 
Christ as their Saviour and Lord. 

4. That Mission Study during the month of November be en- 
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III. CHEISTIAN TEAINING 

5. That the importance of Church Paper Week, November 8-15, 
be recognized and that special emphasis be placed upon the value 
of the Presbyterian Standard for North Carolina Presbyterians, and 
upon the Presbyterian Survey for the whole Church. 

6. That the strategic importance of our Presbyterian Schools 
and Colleg*es be emphasized in this time of great need of the faith- 
ful teaching of Bible Truth, and that the needs of these institutions 
in meeting this need be also emphasized. 

7. That the development of competent leaders in our Sabbath 
Schools through Teacher Training Classes and Standard Training 
Schools be endorsed, and our committee on Eeligious Education be 
urged to bring this to the attention of our churches. 

8. That Daily Vacation Bible Schools be heartily endorsed and 
that in the schools held within the bounds of our Presbytery there be 
definite instruction to the children along lines of Stewardship. 

IV. STEWAEDSHIP 

9. That Presbytery recognize the Benevolent Budget of the Gen- 
eral Assembly for $4,764,303, and of the Synod of North Carolina of 
$850,084, with the provision that $764,265 be apportioned to the 
churches and the balance, $85,819, be raised as a Challenge Fund, 
pledged upon the condition that the churches subscribe enough in 
addition to meet the entire budget. 

10. That Orange Presbytery accept as her Benevolent Budget 
for the year beginning April 1, 1926, the sum of $100,000. 

11. That this amount be apportioned to the churches in the 
Presbytery on the following PEE CAPITA (Total Membership) basis: 

Quota $1 Per Member— East Burlington, Efland, Elim, Gilead, 
Irving Memorial, North Eno, Pine Grove, Pleasant Grove, Smyrna. 

Quota $2 Per Member— Bethany, Community, El Bethel, Elmyra, 
Eno, Euphronia, Fairfield, Greenwood, Little Eiver, Milton, Eed 
House, Pocket, Eiverview, Salem, Saxapahaw, Speedwell, Wentworth, 
White Hall. 

Quota $3 Per Member— Asheboro, Bethel, Bethlehem, Buffalo 
(L), Cross Eoads, Glenwood, Goldston, Hawfields, Haywood, New 
Hope, Piedmont, Spray, Springwood, St. Andrews, Stoney Creek. 



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Quota $4 Per Member — Bethesda, Cumnock, Griers, Midway, 
Pleasant Garden, Shiloh, Stoneville, Yanceyville. 

Quota $6 Per Member — Alamance, Hillsboro, Jonesboro, Leaks- 
ville, Madison, Pittsboro. 

Quota $8 Per Member— Broadway, Buffalo (G), Chapel Hill. 

Quota $10 Per Member — Mount Vernon Springs. 

Quota $13 Per Member — Burlington, Church-By-the-Side-of-the 
Koad, Gulf, Mebane, Eeidsville, Sanford. 

Quota $15 Per Member — Church of the Covenant, Graham, High 
Point, Westminster. 

Quota $20 Per Member — Greensboro First. 

12. That each church be earnestly requested to raise its entire 
apportionment and that all of the Benevolent Contributions be di- 
vided on the percentage basis outlined on Sheet of Benevolent Quotas 
for year beginning April 1, 1926. 

13. That Presbytery recognize Union Theological Seminary as 
on the budget independently, by action of Synod, and that we ap- 
prove same. 

14. That Presbytery authorize the Chairman of the Stewardship 
Committee to notify each church of its individual apportionment. 

15. That Presbytery further authorize the chairman of this com- 
mittee to adjust any apportionment of any church of the Presbytery, 
provided such request for adjustment, if any, comes as an action of 
the session of the church involved and is made prior to January 1, 
1926. 

Wfith the further understanding that after January 1, 1926, the 
General Assembly's and Synod's Stewardship Committees will be 
advised to enter on their records the Per Capita Apportionment 
adopted with this report, as the Benevolent Goal for the church, not 
requesting any adjustment. 

16. That Presbytery instruct the chairman of the Stewardship 
Committee to write to each church, informing them of the substance 
of the recommendations. 

17. That the following churches in the Presbytery be urged, as 
soon as possible, to increase the amount they now pay towards their 
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Community, Euphronia, Asheboro, Bethlehem, Broadway, El Beth- 
el, Elim, Gilead, Goldston, Griers, Irving Memorial, New Hope, North 
Eno, Pine Grove, Eed House, Shiloh, Smyrna, Wentworth, White Hall, 
Yanceyville, Milton, Cumnock, Mt. Vernon Springs, Pittsboro, Salem, 
Speedwell, Stoney Creek, Pocket, Bethel, E. Burlington, Gulf, Hills- 
boro, Piedmont, Pleasant Grove, Little Eiver, Alamance, Buffalo (L), 
Burlington, Chapel Hill, Greenwood, Hawfields, Madison, Sanford, 
Eeidsville, High Point, Westminster. 

18. That the Stewardship Committee of this Presbytery be in- 
structed to co-operate with the Synod's Committee in raising the 
Challenge Fund, adopted by Synod, and that they appoint a special 
committee to this end. 

19. That the committee be directed to arrange a series of con- 
ferences at convenient places for the purpose of enlightening, instruct- 
ing and enlisting the officers and leaders of our churches in raising 
the Budget for the year beginning April 1, 1926. 

20. That, for the support of the Synod's Committee, Presbytery 
apportion to each church an amount equal to one and one-tenth per- 
cent of its Benevolent Budget, said sum to be paid to and collected 
by the Synod 's Committee. 

21. That this Presbytery endorse the Church-Wide Conference 
in Chattanooga, December 1-4; that we note the request of the Synod 
asking us to send to this conference the chairman of the Presbytery's 
committee on Foreign Missions, Assembly's Home Missions, Christian 
Education and Ministerial Belief, Religious Education, Presbyterial 
Home Missions, Presbytery's Secretary of Stewardship, President of 
the Men-of-the-Church and of the Presbyterial Auxiliary; and that 
we request the committees and organizations that these individuals 
represent to pay their expenses, as far as they are able, to this con- 
ference. 

22. That Presbytery urge each church to make adequate pro- 
vision for the Every-Member Canvass to be held the Third Sabbath 
in March, or the nearest Sabbath thereto, by a complete budget com- 
piled before the canvass is made, adequate preparation for taking the 
canvass, thorough completion of same, and a definite report to the 
Presbytery's Chairman before the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

23. That the Scriptural methods of giving be taught more thor- 
oughly to our people and that the children be particularly remembered 
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24. That Presbytery adopt a standing rule placing the consid- 
eration of the report of the Stewardship Committee as the first item 
of business on the first afternoon session of the Fall Meeting, and 
further direct that in this connection there be held an open confer- 
ence on the Presbyterian Progressive Program. 

25. That Orange Presbytery express its appreciation of the work 
of Mr. J. B. Spillman, and his assistants, in furnishing for us so com- 
prehensive and authorative estimates for the Benevolent Apportion- 
ments of the churches of this Presbytery and that he be requested 
to continue this valuable service. 

26. That Orange Presbytery respectfully request the Synod's 
Stewardship Committee to refrain from making public, except in our 
Church Courts, the apportionments recommended for the churches of 
Orange Presbytery, until after they have been officially adopted by 
this Presbytery. 

V. CHRISTIAN SOCIAL SERVICE 

27. That the pastors and church officers give greater diligence 
in ministering to the sick and sorrowing, in strengthening the weak, 
in lifting up the fallen and that greater attention be paid to the 
social life of our Young People. 

28. That the Presbyterian Progressive Program as outlined in 
its Five Departments be commended to our people for their program 
of activity. 

29. That Presbytery enlarge the personnel of this committee so 
that it shall include four ministers and three ruling elders and in- 
struct the Nominating Committee to nominate men to these vacancies. 

In connection with the recommendations of the Steward- 
ship Committee the following overture was presented and or- 
dered sent to the Synod of North Carolina at its next regular 
session: 

In view of the fact that we feel that it is beyond the province 
of the Synod of North Carolina to adopt any Benevolent Quota for 
any church in the Synod, before the same has been submitted to the 
Presbytery to which the church belongs, 

The Presbytery of Orange, therefore, respectfully overtures the 
Synod of North Carolina, in session at Statesville, October 12, 1926, 
that they apportion the Benevolent Quota on a per capita basis to 
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Assembly's Stewardship Committee, adopted by the General Assem- 
bly in May, 1925, with the request, if desired, that each Presbytery 
apportion their Quota to their churches on the per capita basis sug- 
gested by the Synod's Stewardship Committee; and that it be not 
apportioned directly to the churches as was done in Mooresville in 
October, 1925. 

Presbytery then took recess till 7 :30 p. m. 



SECOND DAY— Evening Session 
Presbytery reconvened at 7 :30 p. m. 

The order of the day was to hear the report of the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Missions. Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., pre- 
sented the report, which was received and, pending its adop- 
tion, Presbytery heard a sermon by Rev. S. R. Hope, from 
the text Phil. 3 :7. 

The following recommendations of the Committee were 
then adopted, as follows: 

That this Presbytery urge 

1. Its churches to establish church schools of Missions during 
January and February and to study this year's text books on Latin 
America. 

2. Its Christian Endeavor Societies to use the twelve monthly 
Missionary Programs provided for in the regular Christian Endeavor 
schedule. 

3. Its Sunday schools to follow the seven-year plan for mission- 
ary education and to study this year our work in China and contrib- 
ute to its support according to the five-dollar-share plan. 

4. Its Sunday schools and Young People's Societies to pray 
definitely for Foreign Missions, using the booklet, ' ' Our Prayer Each 
Week. " 

Eespectfully submitted, 

W. E. POTTEE, Chairman. 

Presbytery was then addressed in behalf of Barium 
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At the conclusion of his address, the following resolution 
was passed: 

This Presbytery has heard with interest the address of Mr. John- 
ston, and assures him of our sympathetic interest in our Orphanage 
and the young lives under his care, and that the pastors and sessions 
will urge our people to do our full part in the financial support of this 
institution. 

A letter from Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, D. D., stating his 
inability to be present at this meeting was read, and he was 
excused. 

Rev. J. S. Cook and Rev. C. G. JBrown were enrolled. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer till tomorrow 
morning at 9 :00 a. m. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery met at 9 :00 a. m., and was led in devotional 
exercises by Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D. D. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The following action was taken relative to certain prop- 
erties the title to which now rests in Orange Presbytery's 
name, but because of the change in the boundaries of Presby- 
teries is now situated in the bounds of Winston-Salem Pres- 
bytery : 

At a regular meeting of Orange Presbytery held at Meb- 
ane, N. C, on the 29th day of October, 1925, the following 
preamble and resolutions were adopted: 

Whereas, Orange Presbytery is the owner of and has 
the title to the following real estate stituate in the territory 
constituting Winston-Salem Presbytery, to-wit: The Indus- 
trial Institute Property at Wilkesboro, N, C., 



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''And, Whereas, It was understood and agreed upon at 
the time of the creation of the Winston-Salem Presbytery that 
all real estate then belonging to Orange Presbytery and after 
the creation of Winston- Salem Presbytery should be deeded 
to Winston- Salem Presbytery. 

''It is, Therefore Resolved, That the Trustees of Orange 
Presbytery execute deeds to the Trustees of Winston-Salem 
Presbytery for all the above described real estate." 

A similar resolution was passed with regard to certain 
tract of land in Stokes County in the village of Asbury, 
known as the Asbury manse property. 

Also certain property at South Lowell, now in the bounds 
of Granville Presbytery, the title to which this Presbytery 
holds. 

On motion of Dr. R. C. Gilmore, the following resolu- 
tion was passed, that Fayetteville Presbytery be requested 
to make such release of any claims to administer the John 
T. Womble Fund as can legally be done. 

Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D. D., read the report of the Com- 
mittee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, which 
was adopted, as follows: 

The Committee on Christian Education would report that it now 
has under its care two licentiates, J. W. Mann, Mebane, N. C, and 
Hugh C. Hamilton, Montreat, N. C. 

It also has seventeen candidates, Joseph I. Knight having been 
transferred to Holston Presbytery. 

Eugene H. Clark, Carey J. Hansel, Wilbur L. Hodgkin, Leo. K. 
Pritchett, Eugene D. Witherspoon and Eoy F. Whitley are at David- 
son College. 

Eobert M. Hundley is at Hampden Sidney, Lacy V, McPherson 
at Elon College, Arthur V. Gibson, James R. Phipps, and Archie C. 
Ray, Jr., are at Union Seminary. Carl E. Rankin is at Columbia 
University, Robert McL. Cochran gives us no recent address. 

Your committee has also at the Assembly's Training School 
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Your Committee would recommend, first, that J. H. Gentry and 
Carl H. Montgomery be dropped from the roll of candidates as they 
have stated their intention of discontinuing preparation for the 
ministry. 

Second, That Chas. L. Crawford, Obids, N C, and Frank S. John- 
son, Winston-Salem, N. C, be dismissed to Winston-Salem Presby- 
tery, as they are now within its bounds, and letters of transfer for 
them be sent the Stated Clerk of that Presbytery. 

Third, That the following applications for help from the educa- 
tional fund be approved: Creola Hall, $150; Frances Browning, $150; 
E. D. Witherspoon, $150; Julia C. Barclay, $150; Leo K. Pritchett, 
$175; James E. Phipps, $175; A. C. Eay, Jr., $175; Roy F. Whitley, 
$150; R. M. Hundley, $175; A. V. Gibson, $150; L. V. McPherson, 
$150; Carey J. Hansel, $175. 

ROBERT C. GILMORE, Chairman. 

The Committee on Minutes of the Assembly presented the 
following recommendation : 

In answer to the question sent down by the Assembly for the 
advice of the Presbyteries, regarding the change of the church year, 
we recommend that this Presbytery make answer (a) which reads, 
"That the church year remain as it was formerly, April 1, to March 
31." 

This recommendation was adopted. 

Rev. W. P. McCorkle reported to Presbytery on his work 
as Pastor-at-Large, which was received as information. At- 
tention was called to some valuable contributions to religious 
writings which Mr. McCorkle hopes will be helpful in meeting 
certain tendencies to doctrinal errors which now prevail. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin read the report of the Committee on 
Calls and Supplies : 

The Graham church presents a call for the pastoral services of 
Rev. W. E. Harrop at a salary of $3000 per annum and the use of 
the manse. 

We recommend that this call be found in order and placed in 
the hands of Mr. Harrop. 

The Piedmont and East Burlington churches present calls for the 
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of $600 per annum and the use of the manse; East Burlington prom- 
ising a salary of $400. This salary to be supplemented by the Home 
Mission Committee. 

We recommend that the calls be found in order and placed in 
the hands of Mr. Rourk. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, 
J. M. MILLARD, 
P. H. GWYNN, Jr. 

Rev. W. E. Harrop indicated his willingness to accept 
the call of the Graham church and Rev. W. C. Rourk stated 
his acceptance of the calls to Piedmont and East Burlington. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin reported for the Committee on Instal- 
lations. The report was adopted as follows: 

To install Rev. W. E. Harrop at Graham — Rev. R. Murphy Wil- 
liams to preside. Rev. R. C. Gilmore to preach, Rev. W P. McCorkle 
to charge the pastor. Judge T. J. Shaw to charge the people. 

To install Rev. W. C. Rourk at Piedmont and East Burlington — 
Rev. S. M. Rankin to preside and preach. Rev. W. P. McCorkle to 
charge the pastor and Elder J. Harvey White to charge the people. 

To install Rev. W. W. McMorries at Bethesda, Yanceyville, 
Griers and Pleasant Grove — Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. J. S. Cook, Eld- 
ers P. H. Gwynn, Jr., and T. C. Neal, with Rev. J. S. Garner as al- 
ternate, the parts to be fixed by the commission. 

The time in each case is to be fixed by the session and commis- 
sion. 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 

Mr. E. J. Davis, Treasurer of Presbytery, presented a 
report in which he recommended the amount of the Presby- 
terial Tax for each church. The report was adopted, and the 
amount will appear in the table of apportionments at the 
back of the minutes, hence is not printed here. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence presented a report 
which was adopted, as follows : 

The Committee on Leave of Absence has excused the following 
members of the Presbytery: W. H. McLean, E. B. Wheeler, W. H. 
Garner, after the afternoon session Wednesday; J. R. Phipps, L. W. 



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Smith, A. W. Watson, J, T. Latta, D. McN. Holt, James Anderson 
Jr., Luther McNair, E. Murphj Williams, C. C. Smith, W. P. Cook, 
after Wednesday night's session, 
. Signed, 

■ W. W. McMOEEIES, \ ^ 
. K. L. WHITTINGTON. ' " 

Rev. R. G. Gilmore, D. D., offered the following paper 
which was adopted, that the Moderator appoint a committee 
to look into the whole matter of the entertainment of Presby- 
tery, and report to the Spring meeting of Presbytery. The 
following committee was appointed : Rev, G. P. Goble, Rev. 
W. R, Potter, D. D., Rev, C. E. Hodgin, and Elder J. Sam 
White, of the Mebane church. 

Rev. L, E, Thompson of the M. E, Ghurch, South, was in- 
troduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

The Spray church was chosen as. the place for the Spring 
meeting of Presbytery, and the time was fixed Tuesday after 
the third Sunday in Aprils at 7:30 p, m, . -t 

Rev. G. P. Goble asked for a continuance of the Gonlmit- 
tee on Revision of The Manual of Presbytery, inasmuch as 
this committee has not been able to complete the work. The 
request was granted and the Gommittee continued. 

On motion of Rev. R. E. McGlure, the following resolu- 
tion was passed : 

That Presbytery do authorize Eev. C. G. Brown, the Stated Sup- 
ply of the Wentworth church, to call a congregational meeting of 
this church, after due notice, at such a time as seems best to him, 
for the purpose of electing the needed elders and deacons to serve 
in that church, and that he be assisted in this service by Eev. S. M. 
Eankin. 

The above action was taken in view of the fact that there 
are no elders in that church at this time. 

Rev. S. R. Hope reported for the committee on Nomina- 
tions, which report was adopted, as follows: 



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That the name of Eev. J. M. Millard be substituted for that 
of Rev. G. L. Whiteley on the Committee on Orphans' Homes. 

That Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. W. E. Harrop, and Elder McBride 
Holt be added to the committee on Stewardship of which Rev. R. E. 
McClure is Chairman and Secretary. 

TRUSTEES 

Flora McDonald College — As the term of service of the following 
members expire at this meeting, we recommend that Rev. J. S. Gar- 
ner, Rev. C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. A. M. Scales and Mr. S, Strudwick 
be elected for a term of three years. That the name of Rev. R. C. 
Gilmore be substituted for Mr. R. C. White. 

Glade Valley School — The term of service of Rev. S. M. Rankin, 
Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. J. M. Thompson and Rev. J. M. Millard ex- 
pires this Fall. We recommend that these be elected for a period 
of three years. 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — We recommend that 
Rev. W. W. McMorries be elected to serve as chairman of this com- 
mittee in the place of Rev. G. L. Whiteley. 

Committee on Religious Education — We recommend that Rev. 
W. S. Milne be elected in the place of Rev. W. P. Robertson. 

Printed Minutes of the Presbytery — We recommend that Rev. 
W. C. Rourk be substituted for the name of Rev. W. P. Robertson 
on this committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. R. HOPE, Chairman. 

Rev. S. R. Hope, Rev. Jonas Barclay, Mr. J. T. Kilby, 
Mr. E. H. Murray, reported their attendance as Commission- 
ers to the last General Assembly at Lexington, Ky., and their 
faithful effort to discharge their duty as Commissioners. Rev. 
M. E. Hansel's attendance was also reported by these breth- 
ren. The reports were received and the diligence of these" 
brethren commended. 

On motion of Rev. C. P. Coble, the nomination of Com- 
missioners to the next General Assembly was deferred till 
the Spring meeting of Presbytery, when they will be elected. 

Rev. J. S. Garner read a history of the Mebane church, 



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which was interesting and instructive and was adopted and 
ordered printed in the minutes, as follows : 

HISTOEY OF THE MEBANE PEESBYTEEIAN CHUECH 

The question of establishing a Presbyterian church at Mebane- 
ville depot on the N. C. E. E., was agitated as early as 1860, when a 
boarding school was opened in the neighborhood by W. B. Lynch, the 
reasons suggested were that it was situated about midway between 
Hawfields and Cross Eoads Presbyterian churches, and there being 
a nucleus around which a good church might be gathered. 

The removal of Mr. Lynch to Davidson College in 1861 caused 
the matter to be dropped. It was again agitated when the Bingham 
School was transferred from Oaks to Mebaneville in 1865. 

During that year, before the surrender of the Confederate Army, 
the school was carried occasionally to Hawfields. Imagine, if you 
can, a body of students being marched four miles to attend divine 
services. After the surrender, Eev. Calvin Morrow as Chaplain for 
half of his time was secured to hold service's at the barracks. In 
1867, a vacant warehouse was fitted with seats, and services were 
held every Sabbath, in the village. 

In April, 1868, the Presbytery of Orange, meeting in Hillsboro, 
was petitioned to organize a church, and a committee, consisting of 
Eev. J. Henry Smith, Eev. Jas. C. Alexander, and Thomas M. Holt 
was appointed to investigate the matter. The committee met Sep- 
tember 3, 1868, but, owing to absence of the pastor and the sessions 
of Hawfields and Cross Eoads, they adjourned to September 17th. 

The organization was urged on the ground that there were sever- 
al families belonging to neither Hawfields nor Cross Eoads, who were 
anxious for their children to be brought up under the direct influence 
of the Sanctuary; also that it Tyas desirous because of the school. The 
main objections adduced were that such an organization would weak- 
en the two old churches without giving permanent strength to the 
new one; that it was unnecessary; and that there was no probability 
that a permanently self-sustaining church could be established at 
Mebaneville; that it was inexpedient to establish a church with a 
view to the permanency of a school which might soon be disbanded. 

After a full hearing and a prayerful consideration, the commit- 
tee proceeded to organize the Mebaneville, Presbyterian Church, with 
the following members, twelve in all: ' 

By certificate from Hawfields, Mrs. Atelia Mebane, Dr. B. F. 
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By certificate from Cross Eoads, Major W. B. Lynch and his 
wife, Eebecca M. Lynch. 

By certificate from Bethlehem, Col. Wm. Bingham and his wife, 
Mrs. Owen White Bingham; Major Eobert Bingham and his wife, 
Delia Worth Bingham. 

By certificate from Presbyterian church of Ealeigh, Miss Alice 
White. 

Dr. B. F. Mebane, an elder of Hawfields, Major W. B. Lynch, 
an elder of Cross Eoads, were elected and installed; Col. Win. Bing- 
ham was elected, ordained and installed. Major Eobert Bingham was 
elected and installed a deacon. 

The first report was approved at Ealeigh in April, 1869: Com- 
municants, 13; Sabbath School, 37; Foreign Missions, $14.00; Susten- 
tation, $20.00; Education, $300; Presbyterial, $5.00; Congregational, 
$75; Miscellaneous, $1000. 

In 1871, Eev. P. T. Penick became pastor and remained until 
1876. He was succeeded by Eev. J. M. Anderson in 1877. 

We read here that it was ordered that the pastor have conver- 
sation with four members of the church who absented themselves 
from the Lord's Supper, also that one, after confessing that he had 
an unregenerate heart, his name was dropped from the roll of com- 
municants and placed on the roll of non-communicants, and that the 
pastor be ordered to write him a letter of admonition and warning. 

In 1879, Eev. T. J. Allison became pastor continuing until 1888, 
and was succeeded in that year by Eev. J. H. Lacy, during whose 
pastorate a new parsonage was built near the present cemetery. 

Mr. Lacy continued as pastor until 1890. The Bingham School 
removed to Asheville in 1891. 

Eev. E. C. Murray became pastor in 1892, conducting also the 
Presbyterian High School under control of Orange Presbytery. 

Eev. H. C. Kegley succeeded Mr. Murray in 1894, and he was suc- 
ceeded by Dr. E. C. Murray in 1897, he returning from Presbyterian 
College at Clinton, S C, continuing until 1901. For several months 
the church was supplied by Eev. Hugh Craig. 

Eev. E. W. Hines was pastor from 1902 to 1906. From 1907 to 
1910 Eev. E. T. Liston served as pastor. 

It was during a splendid meeting held by Eev. Wm. Black that 
steps were taken toward building a new church more conveniently 
located, and Eev. F^ M. Hawley became pastor, during whose pas- 
torate were built the present church and manse, and leaving just 
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Shaw served as pastor from 1918 to 1924, being succeeded in January, 
1925, by the present pastor, Eev. J. S. Garner, Jr. 

J. S. WHITE. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin made a verbal report as a Trustee of 
Davidson College. The report was received as information. 

Mr. R. W. Scott reported for the committee appointed at 
the adjourned meeting in Graham, October, 1923, which com- 
mittee was appointed to raise money and purchase the origi- 
nal site of the Hawfields church and reclaim it and erect suit- 
able Memorial at that place, where the Hawfields church was 
organized in 1755. The report showed much work done 
and that it would soon be completed. The report was re- 
ceived and the committee was commended for their diligence 
in the work so far done, and the committee was continued. 

Mr. J. R. Patton, Durham, Mr. J. A. Tate, Greensboro, 
and Revs. C. E. Hodgin and S. M. Rankin, were added to 
this committee. 

Rev. J. S. Cook made a verbal report for the Committee 
on Religious Education which was received as information. 

Mr. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., made a verbal report on Men's 
Work, which was received as information. 

The following resolution was adopted; 

That when Presbytery adjourns, that it adjourn to meet in the 
First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, N. C, November 24th, 1925, 
at 2:00 p. m. 

The following report of Commission was received and 
adopted : 

The Commission to ordain Eev. C. G. Brown and install him as 
pastor of the Speedwell, Greenwood and Smyrna churches, met at the 
Speedwell church at 10:45 a. m., July 26, 1925, and was duly consti- 
tuded by prayer. Eev. M. S. Huske was elected chairman and P. 
H. Gwynn, Jr., was elected secretary, the following being present: 
Eevs. M. S. Huske, S. M. Eankin, P. H. Gwynn and Euling Elder 
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• Upon motion the trial parts and sermon of Rev. C. G. Brown 
before Presbytery when licensed as a Probationer were accepted as 
trial parts of his examination for ordination. 

The commission continued in session for the 11:00 o'clock morn- 
ing service, Eev. S. M. Eankin preached the sermon. Rev. M. S. 
Huske presided and propounded the Constitutional questions and the 
Commission then ordained Licentiate C. G. Brown to the Gospel Min- 
istry. 

The presiding officer then made the declaration of ordination 
and installation, after which Rev. P. H. Gwynn made a charge to 
the minister and Ruling Elder P. H. Gwynn, Jr., delivered the charge 
to the congregation. 

In the afternoon, at 3:30 p. m.. Rev. C. G. Brown was duly in- 
stalled as pastor of the Smyrna church. Rev. P. H. Gwynn preaching. 
Rev. S M. Rankin charging the pastor and Ruling Elder R. S. Mont- 
gomery charging the congregation. Rev. M. S. Huske presided and 
propounded the Constitutional questions, and declared the pastor 
duly installed. 

At 8:00 p. m., the installation as pastor of the Greenwood cnurch 
was consummated. Rev. P. H. Gwynn preaching; Rev. M. S. Huske 
charged the pastor, presided and propounded the Constitutional 
questions, and declared the installation completed. Ruling Elder R. 
S. Montgomery delivered the charge to the congregation. 

M. S. HUSKE, Chairman. 

P. H. GWYNN, Jr., Secretary. 

The Stated Clerk called attention to the fact that he had 
received a gavel from Rev. Carl B. Craig, which bears this 
inscription: ''1795-1895. Remnant of the second building 
New Hope church, where Presbytery met November 18, 1795," 
earliest record in existence. 

Mr. Craig does not know whether this gavel is the prop- 
erty of the Presbytery, or the personal property of the late 
Dr. Craig. If it belongs to the Presbytery he wants the Pres- 
bytery to have it ; if it belonged to Dr. Craig, he would for 
reasons of sentiment like to have it. 

By vote Presbytery declared that they believed it be- 
longed to the Presbytery, but that it was willing to turn the 
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Presbytery with a gavel made from wood from the original 
site of the Hawfields church, which Mr. Scott declared his 
willingness to do, so when this is provided, the present gavel 
will be given to Rev. C. B. Craig. 

The following Resolution of Thanks was adopted by a ris- 
ing vote : 

Your Committee on Eesolution of Thanks would submit the fol- 
lowing report: 

1st. That we express our appreciation of the unfailing hospi- 
tality of the Mebane church in providing for the comfort and pleasure 
of the Presbytery of Orange. 

2nd. That we extend our thanks to Mr. W. E. White and Mr. 
J. S. White whose generosity placed the Mebane hotel at the disposal 
of the church for entertaining Presbytery. 

3rd. That we thank the ladies of the church for their thonght- 
fulness in providing for our every want. 

4tli. That the pastor be commended for his diligence in look- 
ing after the details connected with the comfort and work of the 
Presbytery. 

5th. That these resolutions be read from the pulpit of the Meb- 
ane church next Sunday morning. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

CD. WHITELEY, 
E. E. McCLUEE. 

Minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery then adjourned, with singing ''Blest Be the 
Tie that Binds," and prayer and the Apostolic Benediction 
by the Moderator, to meet in the First Presbyterian church, 
Greensboro, N. C, November 24, 1925, at 2:00 p. m. 

W. R. Potter, Moderator, 

Jonas Barclay, Permanent Clerk. 

■ J. S. Jones, 

E. J. Davis, Temporary Clerks. 



Attest— Q. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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ROLL OF PRESBYTERY 



H. S. BEADSHAW, D. D. Hillsboro, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. C. BROWN Canton, N. C. 

C. G. BROWN Reidsville, N. C. 

C. P. COBLE — High Point, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Leaksville, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Greensboro, N. C. 

J. S. GARNER Mebane, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D. D. Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D. D. Sanford, N. C. 

P. H. GWYNN - Spray, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN Greensboro, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

S. R. HOPE Madison, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

J. S. JONES Burlington, N. C. 

T. M. McCONNELL, D. D. Greensboro, N. C. 

W. P. McCORKLE Burlington, N. C. 

JOHN McEACHERN — Kunsan, Korea 

R. E. McCLURE Leaksville, N. C. 

W. W. McMORRIES Yanceyville, N. C. 

W. S. MILNE _■ Greensboro, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Greensboro, N. C, R.F.D. 

W. D. MOSS, D. D Chapel Hill, N. C. 

E. C. MURRAY, Jr. Zitacuaro, Mexico 

C. F. MYERS, D. D. Greensboro, N. C. 

W. R. POTTER, D. D. Burlington, N. C. 

S M. RANKIN Greensboro, N. C. 

M. A. RAY Jonesboro, N. C. 

J. R. PHIPPS — Glenwood, N. C. 

W. C. ROURK Burlington, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH Greensboro, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH Asheboro, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D. D. Richmond, Va. 

C. D. WHITELEY Cedar Grove, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Gulf, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON Greensboro, N. C. 

W. S. WILHELM Salisbury, N. C. 

R. M. WILLIAMS Greensboro, N. C. 

Licentiate H. C. HAMILTON Montreat, N. C. 

Licentiate J. W. MANN .. — Mebane, N. C. 



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DIRECTORY 



I. OFFICERS 

Moderator— Eev. W. R. Potter, D. D. 
Stated Clerk— Rev. C. P. Coble. 
Permanent Clerk — Rev. Jonas Barclay. 
Treasurer — Mr. E. J. Davis. 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery— Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. R. R. King, Mr. H. 
W. marton, Mr. E. S. Parker, Jr., Mr. G. W. Denny. 

2. Of Davidson College — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. M. S. Huske, 
Mr. Don E. Scott, Mr. T. D. Dupuy. 

3. Of Flora McDonald College— (One year, Fall of 1926) Mr. 
H. Smith Richardson, Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., Rev. R. C. Gilmore, 
Mr. J. Harvey White; (Two Years, Fall of 1927) Rev. S. M. Rankin, 
Rev. M. E. Hansel, Mr. R. G. Vaughn, Mr. L. P. Wilkins; (Three 
Years, Fall of 1928) Rev. J. S. Garner, Rev. C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. 
A. M. Scales, Mr. S. Strudwick. 

4. Of Glade Valley High School— (One Year, Fall of 1926) Mr. 
G. W. Denny, Mr. E. P. Wharton, Rev. W. W. McMorries, Mr. R. 
R. King; (Two Years, Fall of 1927) Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. McBride 
Holt, J. M. Thompson, J. M. Millard. 

III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman; Rev. M. S. 
Huske, Rev. W. R. Potter, D D., Rev. A. P. Dickson, Rev. C. P. Coble, 
Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. C. W. Causey, Mr. J. Harvey White, 
Mr. T. D. Dupuy, Mr. S. G. Morgan. 

2. Foreign Missions — Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., Chairman; Rev. 
C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. E. J. Davis. 

5. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — Rev. W. W. Mc- 
Morries, Chairman; Mr. A. W. McAlister, Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. R. C. Gil- 
more, D. D., Chairman; Rev. J. M. Millard, Dr. W. C. Smith. 



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5. Religious Education — Eev. J. S. Cook, Chairman; Rev. W. 
S. Milne, Mr. John O. Corbett. 

5. Woman's Work — Rev. J. S. Jones, Chairman; Rev. S. R. 
Hope, Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

7. Men's Work — Mr. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Chairman; Rev. W^ade 

C. Smith, Mr. A. C. Ray, Mr. Harry Barton. 

. 8. Synodical Schools and Colleges — Rev. Jonas Barclay, Rev. P. 
H. Gwynn, Mr. R. W. Scott. 

9. Orphan Homes — Rev. R. M. Williams, Rev. J. M. Millard, Mr. 
T. R. Foust. 

10. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Rev. C. D. 
Whiteley, Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. R. A. Gilmer. 

11. Stewardship — Rev. R. E. McClure, Chairman and Secretary; 
Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. T. D. Blair, Mr. A. C. Ray, Rev. C. P. Coble, 
Rev. W. E. Harrop, Mr. McBride Holt. 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Printed Records of Presbytery — Rev. W. C. Rourk, Rev. C. 
L. Wicker, Mr. J. A. Rankin. 

2. Auditing Committee — Mr. W. L. Sharpe, Mr. Irvin Crawford. 

V. EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

1. Languages — Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. W, 

D. Moss, D. D. 

2. Theology — Rev. R. M. Williams, Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. H. 
S. Bradshaw, D. D. 

3. Church History, Government and Sacraments — Rev. T. M. 
McConnell, D. D., Chairman; Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. C. L. Wicker. 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

THREE HUNDRED AND TWELFTH SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

Spray Presbyterian Church 
Rockingham County, C- 
April 20-22, 1926 

AND OF 

Intermediate Meetings 



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1926 



MINUTES OF ADJOURNED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, Nov. 24, 1925. 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Presbytery of Orange met 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C., on the 
above date at 2 :00 p. m. 

The Moderator, Rev. W. E. Potter, D. D., called the meet- 
ing to order, and Presbytery was opened with prayer by Rev. 
W. E. Harrop. 

The following" members were present: W. R. Potter, D. 
D., R. E. McClure, K. L. Whittington, A. P. Dickson, J. R. 
Phipps, T. M. McConnell, D. D., S. M. Rankin, W. S. Milne, 
W. C. Rourk, C. E. Hodgin, W. E. Harrop, C. D. Whiteley, 
R. M.. Williams, C. F. Myers, D. D., C. P. Coble, and Elders 
A. W. Watson, Glenwood, E. J. Davis, Westminster, W. H. 
McLean, Bethel; E. B. Wheeler, Springwood; and J. H. Dix- 
on, Bethany. 

Licentiate C. N. Morrison, of Concord Presbytery, pre- 
sented certificate of dismission from that Presbytery and after 
the usual examination was received as a Licentiate of this 
Presbytery. 

Calls were presented for the pastoral services of Licen- 
tiate Morrison from Bethel church for half his time at a salary 
of $800 per year and use of manse, salary to be paid in regu- 
lar monthly installments, and from the Springwood church 
at $800.00 per year for half his time and manse, to be paid in 
regular monthly installments. 

The calls were found in order, placed in his hands and 
he signified acceptance of same, and made application for 
ordination at this meeting of Presbytery. 

On motion. Presbytery proceeded to the examination of 
Licentiate Morrison with a view to his ordination. 

His College and Seminary Diplomas were accepted in 



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lieu of examination on Greek and Hebrew and liis college 
course and Church History. He was examined on Experi- 
mental Religion, Theology, Sacraments and Church Govern- 
ment, all of which were sustained as satisfactory. 

Presbytery heard a sermon from Mr. Morrison from the 
text, Ezek. 18 :4, on the subject, ' ' Individual Responsibility. ' ' 

All of the examinations were sustained as satisfactory 
parts of trial and the examination was sustained as a whole. 

On motion, the following Commission was appointed to 
ordain him in one of the churches, and install him, and to in- 
stall him in the other of the churches to which he has been 
called, on the first Sunday in December, 1925 : Rev. AV. R. 
Potter, D. D., to preside, Rev. J. S. Jones, to preach the ser- 
mon, Rev. W. C. Rourk to charge the pastor, and Mr. Mc- 
Bride Holt to charge, the congregation. Rev. W. S. Milne 
and Rev. W. P. McCorkle to complete the commission and be 
alternate to any. 

Rev. J. R, Phipps tendered his resignation as pastor of 
the Glenwood church, and asked that the pastoral relation be- 
tween him and that church be dissolved, and that he be given 
a letter of dismission to Wilmington Presbytery. 

The church was heard from through its representative 
who stated that they regretfully concurred with their pastor 
in his request. 

On motion, the request was granted, and the pastoral 
relation dissolved and he was granted a letter of dismission 
to Wilmington Presbytery. A number of brethren expressed 
regret that Mr. Phipps is to go from our bounds. 

Eno, Fairfield and Little River churches were given per- 
mission to engage Rev. CD. Whiteley as Stated Supply till 
the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

The Efland church was granted permission to engage the 
services of Licentiate J. W. Mann as Stated Supply till the 
Spring meeting of Presbytery. 



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A petition and call from the Bethany church for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. W. E. Harrop for two Sunday after- 
noons per month, at a salary of two hundred dollars per year 
was read, and on motion, the petition was granted and the 
call found in order and placed in his hands, and accepted by 
him. 

The following committee was appointed to install him 
pastor of Bethany church at a time to be agreed upon by 
the committee and the church. Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., to 
preside and charge the pastor. Rev. J. S. Garner to preach, 
and Rev. W. P. McCorkle to charge the congregation, and 
Mr. McBride Holt member of committee. 

The minutes of this adjourned session were read and 
approved, the Presbytery adjourned with prayer by the 
Moderator to meet in the Spray church, April 20, 1926, at 
7 :30 p. m. 

W. R. Potter, Moderator. 

C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 

Attest — C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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MINUTES OF CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, Dee. 16, 1925. 

The Presbytery met, pursuant to the call of the Mod- 
erator in the First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, N. C, 
on the above date at 2 :00 p. m. Rev. T. M. McConnell, D. D., 
the last Moderator present presided and opened the meeting 
with prayer. 

Present: T. M. McConnell, D. D., C. F. Myers, D. D., C. 
E. Hodgin, C. P. Coble, and Elder E. J. Davis, of West- 
minster church, and Rev. R. M. Williams. 

The call of the Moderator was read and found in order, 
which was for the purpose of receiving Mr. Ralph Golden 
under the care of the Presbytery as a candidate for the Gos- 
pel Ministry. Mr. Golden presented himself and asked to be 
received under its care. 

Dr. Myers, pastor of the church of which he is a member, 
commended him as a young man of worthy character, who is 
pursuing his studies at Davidson College. Mr. Golden was 
examined on Experimental Religion and Motives for Seeking 
the Gospel Ministry, which examinations were ■ satisfactory 
and he was enrolled as a candidate for the ministry under this 
Presbytery and recommended to the committee on Christian 
Education. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Dr. C. F. Myers. 

T. M. McConnell, Moderator. 
C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 

Attest — C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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Greensboro, X. C, Jan. 12. 1926. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, the Presbytery of 
Orange met on the above date at 2 :00 p. m., in the First 
Presbyterian church, was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., and opened with prayer by Rev. 
W. E. Harrop. 

The following members were present : AY. R. Potter, C. 
D. AVhiteley, W. C. Rourk, W. S. Milne, J. M. Millard, J. 
S. Jones. C. X. Morrison, K. L. Whittington, W. E. Harrop, 

C. P. Coble, R. E. McClure, C. E. Hoclgin, S. M. Rankin, and 
Elders R. H. Wharton, Greensboro, First, and J. H. Wood, 
East Burlington. 

The call was read and found in order. 

The first item of the call was taken up, viz. : to receive 
Rev. X. R. Clay tor from the Presbytery of Lexington and to 
arrange for his installation as pastor of the Milton Group of 
churches. The certificate dismissing Mr. Claytor from Lex- 
ington Presbytery was read, and after examination he was re- 
ceived and enrolled. The calls for the pastoral services of 
Rev. X. R. Claytor from the ]\Iilton Group of churches were 
not in order and until the calls can be properly made out and 
presented, Mr. Claytor was granted permission to supply this 
group. 

The second item of the call was taken up, and Rev. C. 

D. Whiteley was, upon his own request, granted a certificate 
of dismission to the Presbytery of Kanawha. On motion, the 
Presbytery ordered placed on record the regret we feel at the 
removal of Mr. Whitelej^ from this Prsbytery, and our ap- 
preciation of his faithful ministry within our bounds, and 
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a letter bearing this message to the Presbytery to which he 
goes. 

The third item of the call was taken up, Mr, John. H. 
Wood, a ruling elder in the East Burlington church present- 
ed himself and asked to be taken under the care of the Pres- 
bytery as a candidate for the Gospel Ministry. The endorse- 
ment of the session of the East Burlington church, of which 
he is a member, was read. After examination on Experiment- 
al Religion and Motives for Seeking the Gospel Ministry, he 
was enrolled as a candidate for the ministry under the care 
of this Presbytery. 

The Moderator appointed Revs. R. C. Gilmore, W. C. 
Rourk and S. M. Rankin as a committee to advise Mr. Wood 
in regard to his course of preparation for the ministry. 

Minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. E. Hodgin, 
Rev. R. E. McClure, Rev. J. S. Jones, and the benediction by 
the Moderator. 

AV. R. Potter, Moderator. 

C. P. Coble, Sfatecl Clerk. 
Attest— C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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MINUTES OF CALLED MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, March 2, 1926. 

The Presbytery of Orange met, pursuant to the call of 
the Moderator in the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, 
N. C, on the above date at 2 :00 p. m., and was called to order 
by Rev. C. P. Coble, last Moderator present, and opened with 
prayer by Rev. K. L. Whittington. Rev. K. L. AVhittington 
was made Clerk. 

The following members were present: C. E. Hodgin, K. 
L. Whittington' C." N. Morrison, C. P. Coble, and Elder R. 
H. Wharton, Greensboro First Church. 

The Call was read and found in order. 

The first item of the call was taken up and Licentiate H. 
C. Hamilton was, at his request, dismissed to Abingdon Pres- 
bytery. 

The second item of the call was taken up, and Candidate 
R. M. ^Cochrane was dismissed to the care of Winston-Salem 
Presbytery. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

The Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. N. 
Morrison. 

C. P. Coble, Moderator, 
K. L. Whittington, Clerk Pro Tern. 



Attest— C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING 



The Presbytery of Orange met, pursuant to adjournment, 
in its Three Hundred and Twelfth Session, in the Spray 
Presbyterian church, on Tuesday, April 20th, 1926, at 7:30 
p. m. 

At the request of the retiring Moderator, Rev. W. R. 
Potter, D. D., the Rev. A. R. Maxwell of our Brazil Mission, 
preached the sermon and addressed the Presbytery in behalf 
of our work in that field. 

Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., retiring Moderator, called the 
Presbytery to order and constituted the same with prayer. 

The Roll Call showed the following in attendance: 

Ministers Elders Churches 

Jonas Barclay W. H. Garner Goldston 

J. M. Millard H. M. Coble Alamance 

E. M. Williams (2) S. B. Laird Church of Covenant 

J. S. Garner J. S. Vincent Mebane 

C. F. Myers, D. D. W. C. McLean Greensboro First 

C. E. Hodgin, (2) W. P. Beall Westminster 

S. E. Hope W. S. Byerly Madison 

W. E. Potter, D. D. E. H. Murray Burlington First 

W. E. Harrop J. O. Corbett Graham 

M. S. Huske J. W. Womack Eeidsville 

S. M. Bankin 

W. P. McCorkle 

C. L. Wicker 

W. W. McMorries L W. CrovN^ell Yanceyville 



Spray, N. C, April 20, 1926. 



C. C. Smith 

J. F. Padgett (2) 



Griers 

Bethesda 



W. C. Eourk 

C. N. Morrison W. H. McLean 

W. S. Milne 

A. P. Dickson T. W. Wharton 

R. C. Gilmore, D. D. (2)___J. E. Jones 



-Buffalo 
Sanford 



Bethel 



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Ministers 



Elders 



Churches 



C. P. Coble __. 
C. G. Smith __. 
R. E. McClure 



A. S. Caldwell (2) 
.C. M. Fox 



.W. W. Gwynn 
D. D. Holland 
.F. M. Clack 



.High Point 



Ashboro 

-Leaksville 
._E1 Bethel 
Greenwood 
-Speedwell 



C. G. Brown 



T. S. Malloy 



N". R. Clay tor (2) 
J. S. Cook 



.C. T. Martin 
J. W. Roach 



Spray 

Riverview 



J. S. Jones 

W. D. Moss, D. D. (2) 

P. H. Gwynn 

K. L. Whittington 

Licentiate J. W. Mann 



The Rev. J. M. Millard was elected Moderator by accla- 
mation. 

Rev. J. S. Garner was also elected Temporary Clerk by 
acclamation. 

Rev. J. S. Cook made made the following standing report 
of the Committee on Orders: 

The hours for this meeting of Presbytery be fixed as 
follows: 9:00 a. m., to 12:00 p. m., to 5:00 p. m., and 7:30 
p. m., to adjourn at will. 

The following orders of the day are recommended: 



D. E. Shaw Broadway 

I. L. Shaw ; St. Andrews 

L. L. Garrison Cross Roads 

R. L. Walker Stony Creek 

J. S. Gibson Hawfields 

C. N. Morrow Bethlehem 

J. P. Hughes ' Eno 

T. V. Walker Little River 

J. W. Wicker Buffalo (Lee) 

C. H. Fuquay Pleasant Grove 

H. W. Wharton __Church-by-Side-Road 
0. F. Craig New Hope 



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Wednesday 9:30 a. m. — Report of Schools and Colleges; 

Wednesday, 11 :00 a. m. — Report and Conference on For- 
eign Missions ; 

Wednesday, 7 :30 p. m. — To meet in the Leaksville 
chnrch and hear report on Home Missions and Popular meet- 
ings in interest of same. " . 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer till tomorrow 
morning at 9 :00 a. m. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery convened at 9 :00 a. m., and was led in de- 
votional services conducted by Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D. 

Communications were read from Davidson College, Un- 
ion Theological Seminary and referred to the committee on 
Educational Institutions. 

Letter was read from Rev. W. S. Wilhelm telling of his 
sickness and giving his excuse for non-attendance at this 
meeting of Presbytery. 

He was excused and the Clerk was instructed to write 
him a letter expressing the sympathy of Presbytery. 

Letter from Dr. W. T. Thompson, read, referred to com- 
mittee on Leave of Absence. 

Mr. Dwight M. Chalmers, a candidate under the care of 
this Presbytery, was present and applied for licensure at 
this meeting. 

On motion, the Presbytery voted to proceed with his ex- 
amination with a view to licensing him as a Probationer for 
the Gospel Ministry. 

He was examined on personal religion and motives for 
seeking the gospel ministry. 

His diploma from Davidson College and Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary was accepted in lieu of examination in Lang- 



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uages and other subjects of college course and for Church 
History, Hebrew and Greek. 

He was examined on Theology, the Sacraments and 
Church Goverinnent, all of these examinations were separate- 
ly sustained as satisfactory. 

Presbytery then heard a trial sermon from Mr. Chal- 
mers, on the text, I John, 3 :16, which was sustained as satis- 
factory part of trial. The committees appointed to examine 
thesis on holy living, and his Greek Exegesis, Eph. 6 :15, and 
his Popular Lecture on the Parable of the Sower, reported 
these as satisfactory and Presbytery voted to sustain them as 
satisfactory. 

The examination was then sustained as a whole and Pres- 
bytery proceeded to duly license him. The Moderator pro- 
pounded the questions and Mr. Dwight M. Chalmers was 
duly licensed as a Probationer for the Gospel Ministry. " 

The order of the day for Schools and Colleges having 
been passed, the hour of 2 :30 this afternoon was set for that 
business. 

Presbytery took up the order of the day and heard the 
report on Foreign Missions which was presented by Dr. Potter. 

Pending the adoption of the report, Presbytery heard 
an address by the Rev. C. L. Crane on our work in Africa. 

The report was then adopted as follows: 

EEPOKT OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions herewith submits its report, 
presenting a brief review of the year 's work. Our field embraces six 
countries, Africa, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea and Mexico. Our 
Church is responsible for 33 million souls. 

In spite of peculiar difficulties in three .of our largest Missions, 
the additions last year were 4,754, an increase of nearly 500 over the 
previous year, bringing the total of our foreign communicants to 
48,455, this number, however, being but a part of the real total, since 



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in several of our mission countries thousands of our converts have 
been transferred to independent native churches. 

During the year 27 new missionaries were added, and 25 lost 
from the roll by death and resignation, the number now totalling 
516, including 34 doctors and 27 trained nurses. 

Amid heathenism and spiritual destitution of which we in this 
favored land have no experience and scarcely any conception, our 
Church is now preaching, teaching and living the Gospel through 54 
stations, 304 organized congregations, 1,698 outstations, 3,278 trained 
native workers, 1,008 mission schools and Bible Classes with 42,220 
students, 1,511 Sabbath Schools, with 61,850 pupils, 12 mission dis- 
pensaries and 23 hospitals, treating last year over 180,000 patients 
and through daily clinical practice reaching hundreds of thousands 
more with the Gospel. 

Along this far-flung battlefront, under alien skies, facing daily 
discouragements, often, weakened by trying climates, and endeavoring 
each to do two men 's work, our faithful missionaries have been push- 
ing forward the Kingdom. Their tireless industry, their Christlike 
love of the unlovely, their joy in self -forgetful service, should be 
an example to us all. 

EECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That in view of the steady decline of the Assembly Causes ' 
proportion of the total church gifts, falling from 22 per cent in 1913 
to 15 per cent in li525, this Presbytery enlarge its gifts to the As- 
sembly Causes, if possible. 

2. That churches, societies and individuals assume definite re- 
ponsibility for definite parts of the Foreign Mission work, thus es- 
tablishing living contact with the foreign field through regular 
quarterly letters received therefrom, it being understood, of course, 
that contributions so applied shall be credited on the church 's Foreign 
Mission apportionment. 

3. That Church Schools of Missions studying foreign missions 
be organized in every church in this Presbytery during the month 
of January in accordance with this new plan of fostering mission 
study promoted by the Educational Department of the Foreign Mis- 
sion Committee, and that they use the text-book on Brazil now being 
prepared, and the others recommended for these Schools of Missions 
this year. 

4. That all Young People's Societies of the Presbytery be en- 
couraged to secure from the Educational Department the special mis- 



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sioiiary programs already prepared as they are called for in the 
regular Young People 's Society topic schedules. 

5. That each Sunday School and Young People 's Society in this 
Presbytery be encouraged to pray earnestly and very definitely for 
Foreign Missions this year, getting from the Educational Department 
a copy of ' ' Our Prayer Each Week ' ' which will greatly assist them 
in this. 

6. That during the year all Sunday Schools be urged to study 
intensively the v/ork of the Korean Mission as called for by the 
Foreign Mission Committee, and that they apply all their gifts to 
the $60,000 being raised this year by our Sunday Schools for Korea, 
it being understood, of course, that all of such offerings shall be 
credited to the church as part of its foreign mission apportionment, 
and not as an additional offering. 

7. That all Young People 's Societies be urged to apply all their 
foreign mission offerings to those special missionaries assigned by 
the General Assembly to the Southern Presbyterian Young People 's 
Societies, it being understood that all such offerings shall be credited 
to the church as part of its foreign mission apportionment, and not 
as an additional offering. 

8. That whenever practical, ministers invite furloughed mission- 
aries into their pulpits so that the foreign mission enterprise of our 
Church may be personalized to our people through acquaintance with 
tliese missionaries, remembering that such missionary visits may be 
arranged through the Educational Department. 

9. That ministers in all churches in this Presbytery be asked 
to acquaint their congregations with more of the facts of our Foreign 
Mission work, making sure that their members are correctly inform- 
ed as to the Missionary enterprise, freely applying to the Executive 
Committee of Foreign Missions for detailed statements, information 
and help when needed. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

WM. R. POTTER, Chairman. 

Dr. H. Frazer of Mecklenburg Presbytery, and Rev. 
W. M. Hunter of Concord Presbytery, were introduced and 
invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Mr. W. T. Bitzer, representing Flora McDonald College, 
was given the privilege of the floor and spoke in behalf of 
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The Presbytery adopted the following resolutions: 

FLOKA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Resolutions adopted by Orange Presbytery, April 14, in which 
Orange and Fayetteville should concur: 

Whereas: Our Lord has clearly indicated the Christian College 
as one of the essential foundation stones in the work of His Church, 
and 

Whereas: The Presbytery of Orange recognizes this fact, and 
is and has been, committed to the Christian College for women as 
well as for men, as serving the Kingdom through the training of 
mothers and teachers, and 

Whereas: The Presbytery of Orange is specifically committed 
to the support of Flora MacDonald College, and 

Whereas: It is the judgment of the Board of Trustees, to whom 
responsibility has been delegated, that the college must be maintained 
as an *'A Grade" college in order best to serve the Church, and 

Whereas: The Board of Trustees cannot operate the institution 
as an A Grade college upon its present income, which is approximately 
$8,600 less than operating expenses, and 

Whereas: The proper way to meet this situation seems to your 
Board of Trustees to be by securing permanent endowment funds 
sufficient to yield income to meet this deficit, and 

Whereas: The Carnegie Corporation offers to give the college 
$50,000 upon condition that $150,000 more be secured, and 

Whereas: This sum will yield an income which we believe to be 
sufficient to enable the Board of Trustees to operate the college with- 
out deficit, after the balance of the old debts shall have been paid, 
and the current operating deficit provided for, until the endowment 
fund be secured and become productive. 

Therefore, Be It Resolved: 

First: The Presbytery of Orange expresses its approval of the 
action of the Board of Trustees in undertaking this campaign to add 
$150,000, to the permanent endowment funds of Flora MacDonald 
College, to provide for the current operating deficit until this fund 
becomes operative, and to complete the payment of the old debts, and 
urges upon all our ministers and churches to co-operate with the cam- 



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paign committee, using in each church such methods as the officers 
of that individual church shall approve. 

Second: The P'resbytery approves the appointment of the follow- 
ing, together with such others as they may select, to compose the 
campaign Committee: J. Harvey White, Chairman; Hon. A. W. Mc- 
Lean, Eev. Angus McQueen, Mr. A. M. Scales, Dr. R. C. Gilmore,, 
Mr. John Hall, Mr. F. B. Johnson, Dr. J. L. Fairley, Dr. Watson 
Fairley. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

Calls and Supplies— C. E. Hodgin, M. S. Hiiske, S. M. 
Rankin, H. M. Coble. 

Installations— W. R. Potter, S. R. Hope, W. P. Beall. 

Sessional Records — K. L. Whittington, Chairman. 

Sec. 1— C. L. Wicker, W. W. McMorries, W. W. 
Gwynn. 

Sec. 2— W. C. Rourk, J. 0. Corbett, E. H. Murray. 
Sec. 3— C. G. Brown, T. S. Malloy, S. B. Laird. 

Statistical Reports—^. M Rankin, W. S. Byerly, C. T. 
Martin. 

Every-Memher-Canvass Reports — R. M. Williams, W. H. 
Garner, J. W. Womack. 

Nominations — R. C. Gilmore, S. R. Hope, J. F. Badgett. 

Leave of Absence — W. E. Harrop, 1. L. Shaw, J. S. Vin- 
cent. 

Auditing Committee — P. H. Gwynn, J. W. Wharton, S. 
G. Morgan. 

Minnies of Synod— N. R. Claytor, C. F. Myers, J. S. Gib- 
son. 

Resolution of Thanks— W. S. Milne, W. P. McCorkle. 
Presbytery then took recess till 2 :00 p. m. 



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SEC'OND DAY— Afternoon Session 

Presbytery resumed business at two o'clock. 

The minutes of last night's session and this morning's 
session were read and approved. 

The report of the Committee on Schools and Colleges was 
made by Rev. Jonas Barclay. 

Rev. W. H. Frazer and Rev. W. M. Hunter spoke in the 
interest of this cause. The report was adopted as follows, 
with the recommendations : 

EEPORT ON SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 

Your committee would call attention to the fact that there have 
been stirring times in the field of education in the last few years. The 
halls of our State Educational Institutions and the Church Institu- 
tions have been crowded. This has called for vastly enlarged facilities 
in equipment and instruction and great progress has been made to- 
ward meeting the call of our youth for higher education. 

During the year previous to the election of Rev. W. M. Hunter 
as Chairman of the Synod's Committee on Schools and Colleges the 
year 1919- '20, the report of our Treasurer, Mr. F. L. Jackson, shows 
receipts amounting to only $6447.91. This year 's reports of April 
9th, are $42,336.34, showing an estimated increase of 556 per cent. 

We quote the following brief summary from Mr. Jackson 's re- 



port of April 9, 1926: 

Collections— 1919-20 ___ * $ 6,447.91 

1920-21 14,579.99 

" 1921-22 13,413.99 

1922- 23 19,003.45 

1923- 24 --- 29,191.14 

" 1924-25 37,335.05 

1925-26 42,336.34 



As we have reason to believe that at least $3,000 was remitted 
direct and not through our Treasurer, Mr. F. L. Jackson, we may 
conclude that our gifts to this cause last year were really about 
$45,000. But so tremendous has been the increase in the number of 
our youth seeking education that what we have received has been 
a little more than half of the amount needed for the work of the 
year just passed. 



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The apportionment for the churches of this Presbytery for this^ 
cause was $10,784. There was contributed by the churches of this 
Presbytery for this cause, $4597.34. 

The following churches of this Presbytery overpaid their appor- 
tionments to this cause: Graham, Midway, Pittsboro. The following 
paid theirs in full: Chapel Hill, Cumnock, Goldston, Gulf, Haywood. 

Your committee would present the following recommendations: 

1. Whereas, The failure to meet the yearly need of our educa- 
tional work is due to the fact that so many of our churches fall far 
short of meeting their apportionment for this cause. 

Resolved, That Presbytery hereby exhorts pastors and sessions to 
increased diligence in bringing this vital matter before their people. 

Whereas, In some cases payments on the old Million Dollar Cam- 
paign and gifts to special causes are being used to meet apportion- 
ments, 

Resolved, That Presbytery hereby emphasize the necessity of 
new gifts for new needs. 

3. Whereas, The three-year plan under which we are now work- 
ing will come up for readjustment at the Fall meeting of Synod, 

Resolved, That Presbytery request the Chairman of Synod's Com- 
mittee to call a meeting of Synod's Committee on Schools and Col- 
leges to convene at Montreat during the sessions of the Southern 
Educational Association in July, next. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JONAS BARCLAY, Chairman. 

On motion, the following resolution was passed: 

That in answer to the request of Mr. E. J. Davis, Treas- 
urer, of Presbytery, he be instructed to send funds specially 
designated for Glade Valley for Teachers' salaries direct, 
and that the undesignated funds for educational institutions 
be divided according to the Synod's percentage for our insti- 
tutions without any reference to the designated funds. 

The report of Mr. E. J. Davis, Treasurer of Presbytery, 
was received and adopted, as follows : 



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TREASURER'S REPORT 
For Year Ending March 31, 1926 



Bal. 



Foreign Missions 

Assembly's Home Missions 

Synod's Home Missions 

Presbytery's Home Missions 

Christian Edu. and Min, Relief. _ 

Sunday School Ext. and Pub 

Educational Institutions 

Bible Cause 

Orphans' Home . 

Assembly's Training School 

Protestant Relief in Europe 

Equipment Fund 

Near East Relief ^ 

Lord's Day Alliance 

Synod 's Stewardship Committee 

Presbyterial Tax 

Total -7 7__m 



4.06.88 
.88 



Receipts | 

$15,747.24 
9,083.74 
7,197.72 
9,665.44 
6,141.72 
1,633.83 
4,356.99 
601.82 
4,038.95 
580.33 
41.59 
7.00 
126.65 
11.90 
30.00 
1,713.92 
$6079"78T84 



10.66 



Disbursts. Bal 

$15,747.24] 
9,083.741 
7,208.38] 
9,665.44] 
6,141.72 
1,633.83 
4,356.99 
601.82 
4,038.95 
580.33 
41.59 
7.00 
126.65 
11.90 
30.00 
1,524.73 



596.07 



,800.31 $585.41 



E. J. DAVIS, Treasurer. 

Wc have audited the Treasurer's books and Annual Report and 
find the books neatly and accurately kept and vouchers present for 
all disbursements. We find the Annual Report correct and the bal- 
ance $585.41 agrees with the bank balance. One error of $10.66, 
representing overpayment to one cause, h^s since been corrected. 

J. C. CRAWFORD, 
W. L. SHARP'E, 

Auditing Committee. 

Greensboro, N. C, April 17, 1926. 

The following amounts are due for the Presbyterial Tax for the 
year ending March 31st, 1926: 

Buffalo, (G), $25.00; Balance Elmira, $7.00; Eno, $3.00; Euphron- 
■ia, $3.00; Gilead, $1.00; Irving Memorial, $1.00; Mt. Vernon Springs, 
$9.00; Piedmont, $7.00; Pine Grove, $1.00; Salem, Balance, $2.00; 
Sanford, $88.00; Stoneville, $2.00; White Hill, $10.00. 

The following amounts are due for Presbyterial Tax for the year 
ending March 31, 1925: Gilead, $25.00; Irving Memorial, $1.00; Pied- 
mont, Balance, $3.00; Pine Grove, $1.00; Stoneville, $2.00; White 
Hill, $12.00. 

E. J. DAVIS, Treasurer. 



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Eev. C. G. Smith was added to the Standing Committee 
on Statistical Report. 

The following Committee to install Eev. W. C. Rourk, 
reported as follows : 

Your Committee would report that we installed Eev. W. C. Eourk 
at Piedmont and East Burlington churches on Sunday, Nov. 9, 1925. 
Eev. S. M. Eankin presided, preached and propounded the questions 
and charged the people. Eev. W. P. McCorkle charged the pastor. 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

The Committee to install Rev. W. W. McMorries reported 
as follows : 

Your committee to install Eev. W. W. McMorries would report 
that duty performed at the Bethesda church Sunday morning, Nov. 
22, 1925, at Pleasant Grove Sunday afternoon, at Grier, Sunday even- 
ing, and at Yanceyville on Monday, Nov. 23. 

Eev. S. M. Eankin presided, propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions and charged the pastor at Bethesda, Pleasant Grove and Grier, 
and charged the people at Yanceyville. Eev. J. S. Cook preached at 
all points and charged the pastor at Yanceyville. Euling Elder T. S. 
Neal charged the people at Pleasant Grove and Griers. Euling 
Elder P. H. Gwynn, Jr., charged the people at Bethesda. 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief was adopted, as follows : 

EEPOET ON CHEISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINISTEEIAL 

EELIEF 

The Assembly's Committee reports receipts for the past year 
from all sources $329,044, ($14,591 was paid, mostly on pledges, to 
the Student Loan Fund), an increase of $36,922 over the year befoie. 

This Presbytery gave $7,653 to the general fund, thus meeting- 
its apportionment. One Auxiliary gave $100 to the Eelief Endowment 
Fund. Even with this increase the Committee closed the year with 
a debt of $29,875. 

Education — That Presbytery has under its care fourteen candi- 
dates for the ministry, ten of whom received aid of $1,600, and five 
young women at the Training School, who received aid of $700. 

Relief — The Presbytery has had on this roll, for the past year, 



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two ministers and four widows, who received $2,510, and also one 
minister who has been aided since the first of the present month. 

We recommend: 

1st. The approval of the application of Eev. W. P. McCorkle, 
$800; Eev. W. S. Milne, $800; Eev. W. S. Wilhelm, $360; Mrs. A. W. 
Crawford, $300; Mrs. John A. Gilmer, $300; Mrs. John E. Herndon, 
$250, and Mrs. Lou Palmer, $60. 

2nd. That we request the Assembly's Committee to put Eev. 
W. P. McCorkle and Eev. W. S. Milne on the ''Honorably Eetired" 
Eoll, as both have reached the age and ministerial service that en- 
titles them to this privilege. 

We commend the churches of the Presbytery for reaching their 
apportionment to these causes and urge like liberality for the future. 

EOBEET C. GILMOEE, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Re- 
ligion, reported, and the report was adopted: 

BIBLE CAUSE, SABBATH AND FAMILY EELIGION 

Since the Narrative of the State of Eeligion is no longer avail- 
able there is little data from which to make a rex^ort. 

Most of the churches give to the Bible Cause, but generally very 
small amounts, the whole Presbytery giving last year $600.00. 

Prom observation and reports we must conclude that there is a 
deplorable laxness as to the real keeping of the Sabbath, which is a 
growing menace to religion, and through that to all well-being. 

As to I'amily Eeligion we can only say that 250 Family Altars are 
reported. An awakening along this line is a most needed revival. 

EOBEET C. GILMOEE, Chairman. 

Rev. J. S. Jones presented his resignation as pastor of the 
Elmira chnreh, Burlington, in order that he might be per- 
mitted to accept calls from the Stom^ Creek and Cross Roads 
churches. 

This request was, on motion, referred to the Committee 
cn Home Missions to bring its recommendation. 

The report of the Committee on Sessional Duties report- 
ed that it had nothing to report as no reports had come into 
their hands. The report was adopted. 

Presbytery then took recess till 7 :30 p. m. 



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WEDNESDAY— Evening Session 
The Presbytery met in the Leaksville church at 7 :30. 

The following report was submitted by the Committee on 
Stewardship and was adopted : 

The Stewardship Committee of Orange Presbytery begs to submit 
the following report: 

In accordance with the instructions of this Presbytery there 
were held in our bounds thirteen conferences in preparation of the 
every-member-canvass. These conferences were attended by rep- 
resentatives of forty-one of the seventy-two churches, thirty-one 
churches not sending representatives. All but six of the pastors of 
the Presbytery were reached in these conferences. 

The full report of the Every-Meniber-Canvass is not available 
with this report but will be reflected in the report of the Standing 
Committee on Every-Member-Canvass reports, which will be made 
separately. 

This committee wishes to offer the following recommendations: 

First. That Orange Presbytery instruct this Committee to make 
a tentative apportionment of the Benevolent Budget of this Presby- 
tery for the church year beginning April 1st, 1927, and advise each 
church in the Presbytery of its proposed apportionment, and that 
this be done prior to the Fall meeting of Presbytery. 

Second. That each church be urged to consider the suggested 
apportionment carefully, that they make special effort to be repre- 
sented at the Fall Meeting, when the committee 's report will be on 
the docket, prepared to either accept or ask for a specific amend- 
ment of their particular apportionment. 

Third. That this Presbytery do specially request the treasurer of 
each of the Benevolent agencies sharing in the budget of our Presby- 
tery to submit monthly to the treasurer of the Presbytery, Mr. E. J. 
Davis, a complete statement of all funds contributed to them by 
churches or church organizations in Orange Presbytery except such 
funds as are forwarded through the office of the Treasurer of the 
Presbytery. 

Fourth. That the treasurers of our churches and church organ- 
izations be urged again to divide all of the regular benevolent gifts 
according to the percentage basis adopted by the Presbytery and 
that such contributions be forwarded to Mr. E. J. Davis, the treas- 



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iirer of the Presbytery, rather than direct to the causes designated. 

R. E. McCLUEE, Chairman. 

The Committee on Home Missions submitted its report 
and pending its adoption a Popular meeting was held and 
reports were heard from field workers, Rev. C. L. Wicker and 
Rev. C. G. Brown. 

The report was adopted as follows : 

EEPORT OF HOME MISSION COMMITTEE OF ORANGE 
PRESBYTERY 

Your Committee would report that the past year has been, in 
many respects, a very satisfactory one in the Home Mission work of 
the Presbytery. Ten workers have been engaged in our Home Mis- 
sion fields throughout the year, and seven during part of the year, 
making a total of seventeen workers. These workers have served 33 
churches of our Presbytery and several mission points. They report 
212 professions of faith, 178 additions to the church by profession 
and 53 by letter, making the total number of additions 231. Six 
other churches hav^e requested help for this year, and if these churches 
are added to our list, more than half of the churches of the Presby- 
tery will receive aid from the Home Mission funds. 

We are glad to report that a small beginning has been made dur- 
ing the year in giving to our Home Mission churches better equip- 
ment for carrying on their work. The Leaksville church building 
has been repaired and S. S. rooms added. The Bethesda church has 
also added S .S. rooms. The Piedmont church has built a new manse, 
and so has the Buffalo group of churches in Lee county. The East 
Burlington church is now erecting a splendid church building to cost 
around $8000.00. The Horseshoes church has built, without aid from 
your Committee, a new church building at an estimated cost of $1500.- 
00; and tlie church building at Farmville, a mission point, has been 
painted at a cost of $175.00. 

We say that only a small beginning has been made in the build- 
ing program because much work remains to be done in the way of 
building churches and manses. Midway church needs both a church 
building and a manse. The Elmira church of Burlington and the 
Glenwood church of Greensboro, both need manses, and have re- 
quested aid in renting homes for their pastors until manses can be 
built. The Speedwell group of churches also needs a manse, and is 
now being assisted in renting a home for the pastor. The Stoneville 
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a new one. The manse of the Yaneeyville group of churches greatly 
needs repairs. These are some of the buihling needs that have al- 
ready been presented to your Committee and are waiting our assist- 
ance. We hope to meet as many of these needs as our funds will 
permit during this year. 

Your Committee has been able to conduct the work this year with- 
out borrowing money, due mainly to the fact that we had nearly 
$3000.00 on hand at the beginning of the year. However, we are 
glad to report that there has been some increase in the contributions 
of the churches to this cause during the year. The total amount re- 
ceived from the churches was $9043.32, as against $7498.07 the prev- 
ious year, which represents a gain of $1545.25. The previous year 
the churches contributed only 57.5 per cent of their apportionments; 
Last year they contributed 67 per cent of their apportionments. We 
are grateful for this increase, but certainly we have nothing to boast 
of while we are still falling short of our apportionments by $4472.68. 
That amount, and more, is sorely needed for the building program that 
now confronts our Home Mission work. 

Our Treasurer, Mr. S. G. Morgan, has prepared a detailed state- 
h:ent of receipts, showing the apportionment of each church and 
how much each church has paid. This statement shows that four 
churches overpaid their apportionments, viz.: Broadway, Midway, Shi- 
loh, Yaneeyville. Eight churches paid their apportionments in full, 
viz.: Chapel Hill, Community, Cumnock, Goldston, Gulf, Haywood, 
Milton, and Riverview. Nine churches paid nothing, viz.: Elim, 
Fairfield, Irving Memorial, North Eno, Pine Grove, Pleasant Grove, 
Saxapahaw, Stoneville, and Wcntworth. 

The Treasurer's report shows the receipts from the churches and 
the disbursements as follows: 



Receipts from Churches: 



Balance on hand April 1st, 1925 
Received from churches 



$ 2,944.96 
9,043.32 



Total 



$11,988.28 



Disbursements: 



Salaries of workers 

Books and stationery 

Postage 

Committee Expenses 

Rent for Speedwell manse 

Paid on car for Speedwell group 
Piedmont manse 



.$ 6,650.69 



12.50 
8.00 
92.85 
87.50 
100.00 
300.00 



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Goldston church 100.00 

Haywood church 100.00 

East Burlington church building 500.00 

Bethesda church 500.00 

Leaksville church 500.00 



Total - $ 8,951.54 



It appears from this statement that the receipts from the churches 
paid for the expenses of the work during the year and left a balance 
of $92.32, which added to the balance on hand at the beginning of 
the year leaves a total balance of $3,037.28. This balance will be 
needed to meet the expense of the work for the next few months, 
when the receipts from the churches will be very small. 

We recommend that the following appropriations be made for • 
the year, subject to change by the Committee as conditions may de- 



mand: 

Madison Group $ 200.00 

Leaksville Group ^ 250.00 

Yanceyville Group 350.00 

Milton Group 800.00 

Piedmont Group 1000.00 

Asheboro 600.00 

Midway 900.00 

Eiverview _• 500.00 

Gulf 750.00 

Pittsboro Group 500.00 

Buffalo Group 300.00 

Speedwell Group 1400.00 

Chairman 150.00 

Treasurer 50.00 

Hawfield Group 200.00 

Elmira for manse rent 200.00 

Glenwood for salary 150.00 

Glenwood for manse rent 360.00 

Summer workers 215.00 

Expenses 500.00 

Stewardship Secretary 100.00 

Goldston Church 100.00 

Haywood Church . 100.00 

Church and manse erection 3000.00 

New work 1000.00 

Total" $13,685.00 



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We make the following recommendations: 

1st. That the Eno group of churches be permitted to employ 
Licentiate J. W. Mann as Stated Supply until the fall meeting of 
Presbytery. 

2nd. That the request of the Shiloh church that it be placed in 
the Cross-Roads group and allowed to employ Rev. J. S. Jones as 
Stated Supply be granted. It is understood that this group will be 
self-supporting. 

3rd. That Evangelistic powers be given to Rev. C. L. Wicker in 
his work at Farmville and Rev. N. R. Clay tor in his work at Com- 
munity. 

4th. That Evangelistic services be held in all our Home Mission 
churches during the summer, and that the following appointments be 
made for these meetings: 

Gulf— Rev. J. W. Mann. 

Mt. Vernon— Dr. T. M. McConnell. 

Leaksville — Rev. D. M. Chalmers. 

Madison — Rev. W. E. Harrop. 

P'ittsboro — Rev. J. S. Garner. 

Bethesda — Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

Cumnock — Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

Griers — jRev. C. G. Brown. . - 

Midway — Arranged. 

Stoneville— Rev. C. P. Coble. 

Yanceyville— Rev. P. P. MeCorkle. 

Asheboro — Rev. E. E. Gillespie. 

Glenwood — Rev. A. P. Dickson. 

Goldston — Rev. A. T. Lassiter. 

Haywood — Rev. R. C. Gilmore. 

Piedmont — Rev. K. L. Whittington. 

Spray— Rev. W. R. Potter. 

Community — Rev. M. S. Huske. • 

El Bethel— Rev. W. S. Milne. 

Elmira — Rev. C. F. Myers. 

Euphronia — ^Rev. C. L. Wicker. 

Milton — Rev. R. Murphy Williams. 

Red House — Dr. W. D. Moss. 

Pocket — Rev. Jonas Barclay. 

Riverview — Rev. J, S. Jones 

Saxapahaw — Rev. W. E. Harrop. 

Speedwell — Arranged. 



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Wentwortli— Eev. J. S. Cook. 
East Burlington — Rev. E. E. McClure 
Gilead— Rev. C. G. Smith. 
Efland— Rev. W. C. Rourk. 
Pleasant Grove — J. M. Millard. 
Smyrna — \Rev. W. W. McMorries. 

Resfjectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

Mr. Carl R. Pritchett, a member of the Reidsville church, 
presented himself and asked to be received under the care of 
Presbytery as a candidate for the Gospel Ministry. The en- 
dorsement of the pastor and session of his church was pre- 
sented, and after examination on experimental religion and 
motives for seeking- the Gospel Ministry he was received as 
a candidate for the Ministry under the care of this Presby- 
tery. 

Presbytery took up the election of Commissioners to the 
General Assembly which resulted as follows: 

Principals— Ministers : J. S. Cook, C. E. Hodgin, J. M. 
Millard; Elders: W. S. Byerly, S. G. Morgan, W. H. McLean. 

Alternates— Ministers : W. R. Potter, D. D., S M. Ran- 
kin, R. C. Gilmore,^ D. I).; Elders: T. S. Malloy, W. H. Gar- 
ner, H. W. Wharton. 

Presbytery adjourned till Thursday morning at 9 :00 
o'clock. 



THURSDAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery re-convened at 9 :00 a. m., and engaged in 
devotional services led by Rev. W. W. McM'orries. 

The Minutes of the session of yesterday afternoon and 
evening sessions were read and approved. 

The committee on Statistics reported as follows: 



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No. Churches in Presbytery 72 

No. Churches reporting 59 

No. Elders 339 

No. Deacons 395 

Added on Examination 596 

Added on Certificate 490 

Kesident Communicants 9,265 

Non-Eesident Communicants 850 

Total number Communicants 10,115 

Adult Baptisms 305 

Infant Baptisms 139 

Gifts to Benevolences $ 89,676 ^ 

Current Expenses and Presbyterial Tax 107,440 

Pastors' Salaries 61,476 

Miscellaneous 11,760 



Total $270,282 

Churches reporting Every-Member-Canvass 49 

Churches reaching Apportionments 15 

Churches not reaching Apportionments 24 

Twenty-three churches reported 456 Tithers. 



S. M. EANKIN, 
C. G. SMITH, 
W. S. BYERLY, 
C. T. MARTIN. 

Rev. S. R. Hope presented his resignation as pastor of 
the Madison church and asked that the pastoral relation be- 
tween him and that church be dissolved. The church was 
heard frcm through its representative who stated that in con- 
gregational meeting the church had voted, though with re- 
luctance, and only because their pastor urged it, to concur 
with their pastor in his request. 

Upon motion, the pastoral relation was dissolved, and 
Mr. Hope was granted permission to labor without the bounds 
of Presbytery until its next Stated Meeting. 

After many individual expressions of the work of Mr. 
Hope and the spirit and influence of this good man in our 
Presbytery, Presbytery ordered placed on record its appro- 



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ciation of the splendid work done by Mr. Hope, and his faith- 
fuhiess as a Presbyter. 

In the absence of Mr. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Rev. P. H. 
Gwynn made report on Men's Work which was adopted as 
follows : 

The Presbytery of Orange submits to the General Assembly for 
the year ending March 31, 1926, the following reports: 

Owing to the incomplete character of the reports of the churches 
it is impossible to make a detailed report to the Assembly. Only 
twenty-five churches sent in report on Men's Work, and 17 of these 
reported that they had not yet organized their man power. One re- 
ported partial organization and seven reported more or less perfect 
organization. 

The seven reporting a male membership of 1099 have in their 
men 's organizations 882, being more than three-fourths of the mem- 
bership of the churches. 

Nearly all of the 7 churches are organized according to the As- 
sembly's plan and are under the control of the session. 

They are reported for the most part as studying the work and 
causes of the church and the length of time between meetings varies 
from weekly to quarterly meetings, and programs are varied. The 
percentage of men leading in f)rayer varies from 5 per cent to 25 
per cent. 

Some evangelistic work has been done by the men of these 
churches and personal workers are in process of training. 

It is noticeable that where the men are organized the churches 
are alert and forward looking and contributions to the work of the 
church are larger than in the churches where the w^ork is not organ- 
ized. 

The men's organizations included in this report have stimulated 
the spiritual life of these churches and helped evangelism empha- 
sized Christian training, increased liberality, and promoted social 
service. 

P. H. GWYNN. 



The report was adopted. 

The Committee on Every-Member-Canvass reported 



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through Rev. J. S. Garner and the report was adopted as 
follows : 

Total Benevolent Quota $ 90,750 

Total subscribed 61,64-1: 

Number of subscriptions 4,495 

Total Budget for Current Expenses 110,140 

Amount subscribed 138,610 

Number of subscriptions 6,013 



Rev. C. P. Coble reported on Revision of Manual and 
submitted the proposed revision of Part Two, which was read 
to the Presbytery and adopted, and in case the Manual can- 
not be completed at an early date, ordered printed in the 
Minutes of Presbytery. The committee reported that it had 
not had time as yet to revise the historical part of the Manual 
and bring it up to date. The Committee was continued. 

Rev. W. W. McMorries submitted report of Committee on 
Synod 's and Assembly 's Home Missions, as follows : 

This is a critical time in the development of our Home Mission 
Work. We cannot over emphasize its seriousness. The Assembly 's 
Committee on Home Missions has not received its rightful share of 
our contributions. Every month for the past two years the receipts 
have shown a decrease over the corresponding month of the previous 
year. Owing to this enlarging deficit the Assembly 's Committee has 
been compelled to reduce appropriations. 

To extend our borders at home is one of the great needs. Every 
year this enterprise becomes more and more important. 

The Home Mission situation can be described as one of enlarging 
opportunities and diminishing income. Never in the history of the 
Committee 's work has there been so many urgent calls for service 
and such poverty of resources with which to meet them. 

The Committee began tlie year April 1, 1925, with a debt of 
$29,000 and on April 1, of this year had increased the debt to $76,500. 
The total receipts from all sources were $34,685 less than the amount 
received the year before, and $217,856 less than the amount assigned 
this cause in the budget. 

During the year, 8184 were added upon profession of faith and 
3023 by letter, a total of 11,207 brought in by the workers supported 
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111 view of the pressing needs on the one hand and the inadequate 
income on the other the Church must be summoned to greatly increas- 
ed Home Mission Giving. 

A Home Mission revival is necessary if we are to meei our re- 
sponsibility, to the Mountaineers, Indians, Negroes, Mexicans, and 
Jews. The figures show that this- cause is not receiving its rightful 
share of our contributions. 

The committee does not ask and has never asked for more than 
its proportionate part of the budget as expressed in the percentages. 
If this was faithfully done by all the churches it would not meet all 
the needs, but it would enable the committee to carry forward the 
many sided work without retrenchment. In view of the critical sit- 
uation confronting our Home Mission work, be it recommended: 

1. That the Presbytery give earnest and prayerful considera- 
tion to this fundamental cause and commend its growing needs to 
all our pastors and people for their loyal support. 

2. That in the distribution of benevolent funds sessions be urged 
to maintain the ratio expressed in the Assembly's percentages that 
each Committee may receive its rightful share, and the work of alJ 
the Committees may be uniformly advanced. 

3. That the Presbytery endorse the Week of Prayer for Home 
Missions, November 14-21, and urge its observance in all the churches 
as an occasion for giving information and advancing the interests 
of this growing work. 

4. That Presbytery again urge the Sunday Schools to observe 
the annual Home Mission Day, November 21, with an offering for 
Assembly's Home Missions. 

5. That all pastors be urged during the year to preach on As- 
sembly's Home Missions, emphasizing its place in our denominational 
life and growth. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

W. W. McMOERIES, Chairman. 

Dr. Potter reported for the Commission to ordain and 
install Rev. C. N. Morrison at Spring-wood and Bethel and 
to install Rev. W. E. Harrop at Bethan,y. These reports 
were adopted as submitted : 

The Commission appointed to ordain Rev. Clarence N. Morrison 
and to install him as pastor of the Springwood and Bethel churches. 



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met at Springwood church, Sunday, December 6, 1925, at 11:00 a.m. 
stalled Brother Morrison as pastor of said church. Eev. W. R. Potter 
presided, preached, and propounded the questions. After the sermon, 
Mr. Morrison was ordained by tlie laying on of hands of Presbytery 
and prayer. 

Rev. J. S. Jones charged the pastor. Rev. W. C. Rourk charged 
the congregation. 

Closed with prayer by Ruling Elder McBride Holt. 

The Commission met at the Bethel church at 3:00 p. m., and in- 
stalled Brother Morrison as pastor of said crurch. Rev. W. R. Potter 
presided and propounded the questions. Rev. W. S. Milne preached 
the sermon. Rev. J. S. Jones charged the pastor. Rev. W. C. Rourk 
and Ruling Elder McBride Holt charged the congregation. 

Convened and closed with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. POTTER, Chairman. 

J. S. JONES, Clerk. 

Your committee appointed to install Rev. W. E. Harrop, as pas- 
tor of the Bethany church, makes the following report: 

Met in the Bethany church on December 20, 1925, at 3:00 p. m., 
and installed Rev. W. E. Harrop pastor of said church. 

Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., presided and opened meeting with 
prayer. Rev. J. S. Garner preached the sermon. 

Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D. propounded the constitutional questions 
and charged the pastor. Rev. W. C. Rourk charged the people. 

Closed with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. POTTER, Chairman. 

McBRIDE HOLT, Clerk. 
The following- rej^ort was adopted : 

Your committee on the Printed Records of the Presbytery have 
'examined and find the records in good shape. 
We recommend the following: 

1. That the Clerk of the Presbytery be instructed to have the 
names and addresses of the Assembly's treasurers of the Benevolent 
Causes printed in the Minutes. 

2. That the names of the Commissioners to tlie General Assembly 
for ten years back be printed in the Minutes of each Spring meeting 
of the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM C. ROURK, Chairman. 



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In answer to the questions sent down by the General 
Assembly concerning addition to revised Par. 151 of Book of 
Church Order, Presbytery approved the addition and revis- 
ion. 

The report on Woman's Work was adopted as follows: 



Number of Auxiliaries 68 

Membership 2495 

Benevolent Contributions 

Foreign Missions $6,967 

Assembly 's Home Missions 1,774 

Synod's Home Missions 1,540 

Presbytery's Home Missions 1,240 

Congregational Home Missions 468 

Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief 2,690 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 288 

Educational Institutions 1,809 

Bible Cause 109 

Orphans' Homes 3,239 

Current Expenses and Contingent Fees 3,675 

Miscellaneous Contributions 1,972 

Other Purposes 7,594 



Total for all Causes $35,038 



They are all under control of session. The number of organiza- 
tions, members and contributions are increasing. 

J. S. JONES, Chairman. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Hawfields 
church to hold its next stated meeting in that church and the 
time was fixed, October 26, at 7 :30 p. m. 

The following history of the Spray church was read by 
Elder C. T. Martin and ordered printed in the Minutes : 

HISTORY OF SPRAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Spray Presbyterian church was organized June 25, 1912, by 
a Commission apjjointed for this purjjose by Orange Presbytery in 
session at Greensboro, N. C. The members of the commission present 
at the organization were: Rev. S. M. Rankin, Moderator, Rev. D. L 
Craig, D. D., Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., Rev. N. R. Claytor, and Elder 
James V. Price. 



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The church began its separate existence with 36 members, 33 of 
whom came by letter from the Leaksville Presbyterian church, and 
three on profession of faith. To this number seven others were soon 
added from the Leaksville communion, making an initial contribu- 
tion of forty members from the mother church which had, for many 
years, conducted services in what was known as the Spray Chapel as 
a mission point. 

At the time of organizing the officers elected were: W. E. Walker, 
elder; John P. Price, C. T. Martin and W. J. Baughn, deacons. At 
the same time a call was made out for the pastoral services of Eev. 
J. M. Walker who was then serving the Leaksville church for a part 
of his time. He accepted the call and served the new church in con- 
nection with the Leaksville church, ably and faithfully for nearly 
two years when he accepted a call to Marlinton, West Virginia. 

After his departure from this field a vacancy occurred of more 
than a year when Eev. Eobert O. Lucke was conditionally called to 
become the pastor of the church and he began his work September 
15, 1915. The labors "of this good man and his cultured wife were 
very fruitful and 87 members were added to the communion during 
his brief pastorate. After nearly three years of faithful service to 
the church and community, he accepted a call to Concord and gave 
up the work here. 

During Eev. Mr. Lucke 's pastorate the question of moving the 
church building from the lower end of the Boulevard to its present 
location on Early Avenue came up. The reason assigned for the 
agitation was the fact that it was built on leased land. The discus- 
sion occasionally grew warm and was renewed from time to time 
until finally it was determined by some of the members to move the 
building and accordingly it was moved to the present location, and 
now stands on land given in fee simple by the Marshall Field Com- 
pany. We hope the Presbytery will never organize another church 
on leased land unless the church building is on wheels. 

After Mr. Lucke left another hurtful vacancy occurred, lasting 
nearly two years broken only by the supply relation for one summer 
by Mr. H. M. Wilson whose work was very acceptable. On March 
7, 1920, Eev. J. S. Kennison was called to this church and entered 
upon his work in May of the same year. This locality, however, did 
not suit his health and after a brief stay of little more than a year 
he resigned to accept a call to a Durham church. 

Another vacancy of nearly a year occurred and then providence 
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called oil January 14, 1922, and whose bow still abides in strength 
amongst us. During his pastorate the work has for the first time been 
thoroughly organized and the various departments of the work co- 
ordinated and properly related. The whole church is swinging into 
line, men women and young people, and they are working harmon- 
iously. The session has been enlarged and the members feel their re- 
sponsibility and the whole body functions. The deacons are looking 
after the finances in a regular and systematic way. The women's 
circles are doing very fine work and the young people in the Sunday 
school are becoming more and more interested in the church life. 

As a result of co-operative effort there have been large accessions 
to the church and the work has spread throughout the community. A 
new church has been organized which went out ■ as a colony of the 
Spray church and is now known as the Eiverview Presbyterian church 
which is an active organization and bids fair soon to rival the mother 
church in membership and influence. 

The officers of the church at this time are as follows: Elders 
W. J. Baughn, C. T. Martin, E. E. Cheek, Lyman Cheek, Clarence 
Archibald, S. Ham Strong and Thomas Kamsden; Deacons, Charles 
Booker, J. H. Sams, Hiram Booker, W. W. Nance, Hugh Lee, Marie 
Yarborough, Dallas Hubbard, Carl Banks and Morris Turner. 

Elder W. J. Baughn has been the efficient superintendent of the 
Sunday school for many years and the school is still prospering under 
his supervision. 

There is a finer spirit among our people today than ever before, 
we think, and under the leadership of our good pastor we are look- 
ing and planning and praying for larger and better things in the 
future. 

W. J. BAUGH, 
C. T. MARTIN, 

Committee. 

The committee on Religious Education submitted the 

following report which was adopted : 

Your committee on Sabbath Schools beg to submit the following: 
Fifty-one churches report activity along the line of training the 

young. The Bible is being memorized along with the catechisms of 

our church, with few exceptions. A few report having libraries in 

their schools. 

Two report having two schools, viz.: Cross Eoads and Cumnock. 
So we report 5o schools. 



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EEPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS 

Number of Schools 53 

Officers and Teachers 729 

Scholars 6934 

Cradle Eoll 447 

Home Department 389 

Total Membership 8534 

Pupil 's admitted to communion 329 

Benevolent Contributions 

Foreign Missions $ 960 

Assembly Home Missions 230 

Synod 's Home Missions 181 

Presbytery's Home Missions 212 

Congregational Home Missions 269 

Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief 106 

Sunday School Extension and Publication 558 

Educational Institutions 129 

Bible Cause 20 

Orphans' Homes 2068 

Current Expenses of School 7247 

Miscellaneous Contributions 1389 



Total $14,239 



W. S. MILNE, Chairman. 

The following is the report on Young People's AVork, 
submitted by J. S. Cook: Adopted. 

Number of Societies reported: 

Senior Christian Endeavor, 19; Membe.ohip, 565; 
Intermediate Christian Endeavor, 6, Membership, 159; 
Junior Christian Endeavor, 9; Membership, 213; 
Boys' Groups, 3; Membership, 167; 
Girls Groups, 2; Membership, 140; 
Other Organizations, 3; Membership, 80; 
Total in all Y. P. Societies, 42; Membership, 1,324. 
Five report no organization. 

Benevolent Contributions: 

Foreign Missions, $183.00; Assembly Home Missions, $5.00; Syn- 
od's Home Missions, $5.00; Congregational Home Missions, $21.00; 
Sunday School Extension and Publication, $24.00; Educational Insti- 
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Expenses and Contingent Fees, $196.00; Miscellaneous Contributions, 
$477.00; Total for all purposes, $1,078.00; Grand total of Contribu- 
tions from all Young People's Societies, $1,078.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. S. COOK, Chairman. 

The committee on Sessional Records reported and the 
report was adopted as follows : 

The committee on Sessional Records was pleased to find the ma- 
jority of the records in fine shape and have only a few criticisms to 
make. 

El Bethel held only two meetings during the year. 
Mt. Vernon Springs and Broadway held only three meetings dur- 
ing the year. 

Pocket has not had a meeting of the session since August. 
Hawfields has one meeting not signed. 

Goldston did not have name of church on outside of book. 

Shiloh had two meetings that do not state that the meetings were 
opened and closed with prayer. 

Leaksville shows four meetings not opened with prayer and two 
not closed with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

K. L. WHITTINGTON, Chairman. 

Rev. C. P. Coble reported for the committee appointed 
at the last stated meeting at Mebane, that this committee had 
nothing to report as no necessity arose. 

There was no report from the Trustees of Presbytery. 

Rev. J. S. Garner made verbal report for the Trustees of 
Flora McDonald College. The report was adopted. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay reported for the trustees of David- 
son College. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin reported for the trustees of Glade Val- 
ley High School. He reported the financial situation pressing 
but the school in fine shape. The report was verbal and was 
received as information. 

The following Resolution of Thanks offered by Rev. W. 
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The Presbytery of Orange desire to express their sincere grati- 
tude to the members of the church of Spray, where we have been so 
delightfully entertained; also to the citizens of the Twin city of 
Leaksville who have so kindly extended their aid, for our entertain- 
ment. 

They have certainly been fulfilling the Scripture for they took 
in the stranger and helped to make life worth living while sojourning 
in their midst. 

We, therefore, pray God 's richest blessing to rest upon and abide 
with them forevermore. 

That this Eesolution be read from the pulpit at the next service. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. MILNE, Chairman. 

The committee on Calls and Supplies reported: 

There has been placed in our hands calls from Milton and Red 
House for the pastoral services of Rev. N. R. Claytor, promising a 
salary of $400.00 each and the use of a manse. We recommend that 
the calls be found in order and placed in Mr. Claytor 's hand. 

We recommend with the approval of the Home Mission Com- 
mittee that Gilead and Community be permitted to employ Mr. 
Claytor as Stated Supply until the next Spring Meeting of P'resby- 
tery, each church paying $100.00 per annum. 

We recommend that the call from the Cross Roads church for 
the pastoral services of Rev. J. S. Jones, promising him a salary of 
$969.23, and the use of the manse be found in order and placed in 
the hands of Mr. Jones. 

The call from the Stony Creek church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. J. S. Jones was not found in order. We recommend that 
the call be returned to the church for correction. 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman 
M. S. HUSKE, 
S. M. RANKIN, 
H. M. COBLE, 

Committee. 

The Committee on Nominations, through Dr. R. C. Gil- 
more submitted the following report which was adopted. 
(See Directory.) 

Dr. Potter asked that the report of the Committee on 
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On motion, it was voted that when we adjourn we do so 
to meet in the First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, N. C, 
May 18, at 2 :00 p. m. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence reported as follows . 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence would respectfully submit 
the following report: 

1. The Eev. W. T. Thompson, D. D., and Rev. W. S. Wilhelm be 
excused for their failure to attend this meeting of Presbytery. 

2. That Elders J. O. Corbett and A. S. Caldwell be excused after 
Wednesday afternoon session. 

3. That Rev. C. L. Wicker and Elders D. D. Shaw and I. L. 
Shaw be excused after 11:00 a. m. Thursday. 

W. E. HARROP, Chairman. 

The report was adopted. 

The following report was adopted : 

Your Standing Committee on audits would respectfully report 
that nothing requiring the attention of Presbytery came into our 
hands during the sessions of this body. 

P. H. GWYNN, Chairman. 

The Minutes of today's session w^re read and approved. 

Presbytery then adjourned with the singing of "Blest 
Be the Tie that Binds," prayer and the Apostolic Benedic- 
tion to meet in the First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, 
N. C, May 18, at 2 :00 p. m. 

J. M. Millard, Moderator, 
J. S. Garner, Temporary Clerk, 
Jonas Barclay, Permanent Clerk. 



Affesf—C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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COMMISSIONEES TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR TEN YEARS 

1917. Ministers — E. R. Leyburn, S. M. Rankin, O. G. Jones. 
Elders— C. S. Gilmer, R. P. Richardson, T. R. Foust. 

1918. Minister— W. P. Robertson. 
Elder — S. Strudwick. 

1919. Ministers — C. P. Coble, Donald Mclver, E. Frank Lee. 
Elders— J. H. White, W. L. Wharton, J. M. Browning. 

1920. Ministers— D. Clay Lilly, 0. G. Jones, H. S. Bradshaw. 
Elders— G. L. Williamson, A. A. Finley, H. W. Wharton. 

1921. Ministers— T. M. McConnell, L. T. Wilds, N. R. Claytor. 
Elders— G. W. Denny, J. S. Kuykendall, D. E. Wilkinson. 

1922. Ministers— J. S. Foster, E. N. Caldwell, G. W. Lee. 
Elders— J. W. Wharton, J. S. Conrad, Z. V. Walser. 

1923. Ministers— J. S. Foster, W. T. Thompson, C. E. Hodgin. 
Elders— C. M. Norfleet, R. A. Gilmer, A. W. McAlister 

1924. Ministers— C. P. Coble, M. S. Hnske, R. M. Williams. 
Elders— W. 0. Smith, T. S. Neal, P. H. Gwynn. 

1925. Ministers— M. E. Hansell, Jonas Barclay, S. R. Hope. 
Elders— E. H. Murray, J. T. Kilby, L. P. Wilkins. 

1926. Ministers— J. S. Cook, C. E. Hodgin, J. M. Millard. 
Elders— W. S. Byerly, S. G. Morgan, H. W. Wharton. 



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ROLL OF PRESBYTERY 



H. S. BEADSHAW, D. D. Hillsboro, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. C. BROW,N Canton, N. C. 

C. G. BROWN . Eeidsville, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

C. P. COBLE High Point, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Leaks ville, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Greensboro, N. C. 

J. S. GARNER Mebane, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D. D. Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D. D. Sanford, N. C. 

P. H. GWYNN Spray, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN Greensboro, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

S. R. HOPE Madison, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

J. S. JONES Builington, N. C. 

T. M. McCONNELL, D. D. Greensboro, N. C. 

W. P. McCORKLE Burlington, N. C. 

JOHN MeEACHERN Kunsan, Korea 

R. E. McCLURE Leaksville, N. C. 

W. W. McMORRIES Yanceyville, N. C. 

W. S. MILNE -'- — Greensboro, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Greensboro,N. C, R. F. D. 

W. D. MOSS, D. D. Chapel Hill, N. C. 

E. C. MURRAY, Jr. Zitaenaro, Mexico 

C. F. MYERS, D. D. Greensboro, N. C. 

W. R. POTTER, D. D Burlington, N. C. 

S. M. RANKIN Greensboro, N. C. 

M. A. RAY --_ Jonesboro, N. C. 

W. C. ROURK Burlington, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH Greensboro, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH Asheboro, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D. D Richmond, Va. 

C. L. WICKER Gulf, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON Greensboro, N. C. 

W. S. WILHELM Salisbury, N. C. 

R. M. WILLIAMS Greensboro, N. C. 

C. N. MORRISON White Hill, N. C. 

Licentiate J. W. MANN Mebane, N. C. 

Licentiate DWIGHT M. CHALMERS Greensboro, N. C. 

Licentiate JOHN T. REED Glenwood, N. C. 



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DIRECTORY 



I. OFFICERS 

Moderator— Eev. J .M. Milb.rd. 
Stated Clerk— Rev. C. P. Coble. 
Permanent Clerk — Eev. Jonas Barclay. 
• Treasurer — Mr. E. J. Davis. 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery— Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. R. R. King, Mr. II. W. 
Wharton, Mr. E. S. Parker, Jr., Mr. G. W. Denny. 

2. Of Davidson College — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. M. S. Hiiske, 
Mr. Don E. Scott, Mr. T. D. Dupuy. 

3. Of Flora McDonald CoUege— (One year. Fall of 1926) Mr. 
H. Smith Richardson, Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., Rev. R. C. Gilmore, 
Mr. J. Harvey White; (Two Years, Fall of 1927) Rev. S. M. Rankin, 
Rev. M. E. Hansel, Mr. R. G. Vaughn, Mr. L. P. Wilkins; (Three 
Years, Fall of 1928) Rev. J. S. Garner, Rev. C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. 
A. M. Scales, Mr. S. Strudwick. 

4. Of Glade Valley High School— (One Year, Fall of 1926) Mr. 
G. W. Denny, Mr. E. P. Wharton, Rev. W. W. McMorries, Mr. R. 
R. King; (Two Years, Fall of 1927) Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. "McB'ride 
Holt, J. M. Thompson, J. M. Millard. 

III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman; Rev. M. S. 
Huske, Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., Rev. A. P. Dickson, Rev. C. P. Coble, 
Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. J. Harvey White, Mr. T. D. Dupuy, 
Mr. S. G. Morgan, Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Foreign Missions — Rev. W. R, Potter, D. D., Chairman; Rev. 
C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. E. J. Davis. 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — Rev. W. W. Mc- 
Morries, Chairman; Mr. A. W. McAlister, Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. R. C. Gil- 
more, D. D., Chairman; Rev. J. M. Millard, Dr. W. C. Smith. 



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5. Religious Education — Rev. J. S. Cook, Chairman; Rev. W. 
S. Milne, Mr. John O. Corbett. 

5. Woman's Work — Rev. J. S. Jones, Chairman; Rev. J. S. 
Garner, Rev. S. R. Hope, Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

7. Men's Work— Mr. A. C. Ray, Mr. Harry Barton, Rev. W. E. 
Harrop. 

8. Synodical Schools and Colleges— Rev. Jonas Barclay, Rev. P. 
H. Gwynn, Mr. R. W. Scott. 

9. Orphan Homes — Rev. R. M. Williams, Rev. J. M. Millard, Mr. 
T. R. Foust. 

10. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Rev. M. S. 
Huske, Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. R. A. Gilmer. 

11. Stewardship — Rev. R. E. McClure, Chairman and Secretary; 
Rev S. M. Rankin, Mr. T. D. Blair, Mr. A. C. Ray, Rev C. P. Coble, 
Rev. W. E. Harrop, Mr. McBride Holt. 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Printed Records of Presbytery — Rev. W. C. Rourk, Rev. C. 
L. Wicker, Mr. J. A. Rankin. 

2. Auditing Committee — Mr. W. L. Sharpe, Mr. Irvin Crawford. 

3. Historical Committee— Revs. C. P. Coble, C. E. Hodgin, M. 
S. Huske. 

V. EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

1. Languages — Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. W. 
D. Moss, D. D. 

2. Theology— Rev. R. M. Williams, Rev. S. M. Rankin, Rev. W. 
R. Potter. 

3. Church History, Government and Sacraments — Rev. T. M. 
McConnell, D. D., Chairman; Rev. C. P. Coble, Rev. C. L. Wicker. 



MINUTES 

OP THE 

THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTEENTH SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

Hawfields Presbyterian Church 
Alamance County, C. 
Oct. 26-28, 1926 

AND OP 

Adjourned Meetings 



BRADY PRINTING COMPANY 
STATE SVILLE, N. O. 
1926 



Minutes of Adjourned Meeting 



Greensboro, N. C, May 18th, 1926. 

Pursuant to adjournment the Presbytery of Orange met 
in the Smith Memorial Building of the First Presbyterian 
church, Greensboro, N. C., at 2 :00 p. m., and was opened with 
prayer by Dr. T. M. McConnell. Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., 
the last Moderator present, called the Presbytery to order. 
Those present: Ministers — W. R. Potter, S. M. Rankin, T. 
M. McConnell, R. E. McClure, M. S. Huske, W. E. Harrop, 
R. C. Gilmore, W. S. Milne, J. S. Jones, C. E. Hodgin, A. P. 
Dickson, C. P. Coble, K. L. Whittington. R. M. Williams; 
Elders — W. C. McLean, Greensboro First, S. A. Florence, 
Bethany, J. C. McCulloch, Stony Creek. 

Candidate John T. Reed was received from the Presby- 
tery of East Alabama. He presented himself as a candidate 
for licensure. The examination in Experimental Religion 
and Motives for Seeking Gospel Ministry were sustained as 
satisfactory. The examination in Theology, conducted by 
Rev. S. M. Rankin, was satisfactory. Dr. T. M. McConnell 
conducted the examination in Sacraments and Church Gov- 
ernment, which was sutained as satisfactory parts of trial. 

Mr. Reed's diploma from college was accepted in lieu 
of his examination on these subjects. The parts for trial as- 
signed by his former Presbytery were adopted by this Pres- 
bytery. 

These are as follows: Thesis — "Union of Believers with 
Christ;" Greek Exegesis — Romans 6:1-6; Popular Lecture — 
Psalm 91, "The Security of One Who Puts His Trust in 
J ehovah. ' ' 

These were presented and after examination were sus- 
tained as satisfactory parts of trial. At this point Presbytery 
suspended the examination of the candidate. 

Mr. A. V. Gibson a candidate under the care of this Pres- 
bytery was dismissed to Wilmington Presbytery. 



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Dr. R. C. Gilmore presented the resignation of Rev. M. 
A. Ray as pastor of the Jonesboro, Salem and St. Andrews 
churches. Presbytery heard through Dr. Gilmore of Mr. 
Ray's ill health which made necessary his resignation of- his 
pastoral charge. 

On motion, Presbytery cited the above named churches 
to be present at an adjourned meeting of Presbytery in the 
Sanford church on June 21st, at 11:00 a. m., to show cause 
why Mr. Ray's resignation should not be accepted and the 
pastoral relation between him and these churches should not 
be dissolved. 

Presbytery took the f ollov/ing action ; that when Presby- 
tery adjourns, it do so to meet in the Sanford church, June 
21st, at 11 :00 a. m. 

Presbytery approved the application for Mr. Ray from 
the Committee of Ministerial Relief of $800,00 per year. 

The Stated Clerk was directed to write a letter to Mr. 
Ray, expressing the sympathy of the Presbytery for him on 
account of his ill health and the interruption of his ministerial 
labors. 

The following overture was adopted: 

The Presbytery of Orange overtures the General Assembly meet- 
ing in Pensacola, Fla., May 20th, 1926, to request each pastor to de- 
vote five minutes of the church service one Sabbath each month, to 
inform the congregation of the Missionary and Benevolent work of 
our Church, at home and abroad. 

Presbytery then heard a trial sermon from Candidate 
John T. Reed from the text Romans 5:1. The sermon was 
sustained as a satisfactory part of trial. The trial was then 
sustained as a whole. The Moderator propounded the ques- 
tions and Candidate John T. Reed was duly licensed as a 
Probationer for the Gospel Ministry. The Moderator offered 
the prayer. 

A call from the Stony Creek church for the pastoral 



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services of Rev. J. S. Jones, at a salary of $830.00, for tv/o 
Sunday mornings each month, the first and third Sundays, 
was read. The call was found in order and placed in his 
hands and accepted by him. 

The following committee was appointed to install Rev. 
J. S. Jones pastor at Stony Creek and Cross Roads; Rev. 
W. R. Potter, D. D., to preside and preach the sermon; Rev. 
J. S. Garner to charge the pastor; Elder S. G. Morgan to 
charge the people. Rev. W. C. Rourk to be alternate to any. 
The date and the hour to be arranged by the committee and 
the churches. 

A call from the Glenwood church for the pastoral services 
of Licentiate John T. Reed for all of his time at a salary of 
$1800.00 per year, was read, found in order and placed in 
his hands and accepted by him. 

On motion, the trial for licensure was accepted as satis- 
factory for ordination. 

The following Commission was appointed to ordain Mr. 
Reed and install him pastor of Glenwood church on May 
30th, 1926, at 11:15 a. m. : Rev. C. E. Hodgin to preach the 
sermon with Rev. R. M. Williams as alternate ; Rev. W. S. 
Milne to charge the people with Rev. K. L. "Whittington as 
alternate ; Rev A. P. Dickson to complete the Commission, 
with Rev. C. F. Myers,D. D., as alternate to Mr. Dickson. 

Mr. Price H. Gwynn, Jr., a member of and elder in the 
Reidsville church, was presented by Dr. R. C. Gilmore as an 
applicant to be received under the care of the Presbytery as 
a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry. Rev. M. S. Huske, as 
his pastor and on behalf of the session of his church, most 
warmly commended him as a worthy and desirable candidate. 
After the usual examination Mr. Gwynn was received and en- 
rolled as a candidate for the Gospel ministry. 

On motion, Presbytery voted that the very satisfactory 
examination for licensure of Dw%ht M. Chalmers, so recently 
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A call from the Church-by-the-Side-of-the-Road" for the 
pastoral services of Licentiate Dwight M. Chalmers for all 
his tirne at a salary of $3,600, was read, and found ''not in 
order." The call was referred to the church to be attested. 
The following Commission was appointed to hear the call, 
pass on it, and if found in order, ordain him and install him 
pastor of the ' ' Church-by-the-Side-of-the-Road : " Rev. R. M. 
Williams, Rev. M. S. Huske, and Rev. J. M. Millard, Modera- 
tor of Presbytery, and Elders T. D. Dupuy with Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin and Rev. C. G. Brown, alternates to any of the min- 
isters and Elders C. E. Livers and P. H. Gwynn, Jr., alternate 
to elders. The time appointed June 20th at 8 :00 p. m. in 
the ' ' Church-by-the-Side-of-the-Road. ' ' 

Presbytery authorized the following amendment to its 
Standing Rule, "That it be made the- first order for the after- 
noon of the second day to examine candidates for licensure or 
ordination. ' ' 

The Committee on Orders was requested to arrange for 
a communion service during the Fall meeting of Presbytery 
at Hawfields. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by the Moderator 
to meet in the Sanford church, June 21st, 1926, at 11 :00 a. m. 

W. R. Potter, Moderator. 

C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 

Attest — C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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Minutes of Adjourned Meeting 



Sanford, N. C, June 21, 1926. 

The Presbytery met in adjourned session at Sanford, 
N. C, at 11:00 a. m., June 21st, 1926, with the following 
present : Ministers — Jonas Barclay, C. L. Wicker, and R. C. 
Gilmore; Elders — 0. C. Hunter, Jonesboro; L. E. McNair, 
Salem ; I. L. Shaw, St. Andrews and A. C. Ray, Pittsboro. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay, the last Moderator present, took the 
chair, and the meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. Gilmore 
was elected clerk. The purpose of the meeting was stated 
as to taking action on the resignation of the Rev. M. A. Ray 
as pastor of Jonesboro, St. Andrews and Salem churches, 
which resignation had already been presented to the Presby- 
tery at its adjourned meeting in Greensboro, May 18th, 1926. 
The churches concerned were represented and reported hav- 
in^g congregational meetings which united with Mr. Ray in 
his request for a dissolution of the pastoral relation. 

On motion, the relation was dissolved to take effect June 
30th, 1926. 

The following resolution was adopted, ordered spread on 
the minutes and a copy sent to Mr. Ray : 

Whereas, Our brother, Eev. M. A. Ray, is now compelled by rea- 
son of physical disability to give up the active work of the ministry, 

Therefore, be it Resolved, That the Presbytery hereby does ex- 
press its appreciation of the Christian character and valued services 
rendered by him and with sincere sorrow and deep regret does hereby 
dissolve the pastoral relation existing between him and churches in 
the Presbytery. The Presbytery assures him of its continued sympa- 
thy and interest in him and earnest prayer that the Great Physician, 
the Head of the Church, may, if it be His will, restore him to such 
health and strength as to give him many years of service in our be- 
loved church. 



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After reading and approving of the minutes the Presby- 
tery adjourned with prayer, to meet at call of Moderator dur- 
ing sessions of Synod at Statesville, October 12-14, 1926. 

Jonas Barclay, Moderator. 
Robert C. Gilmore, Clerk Protem. 

Attest — C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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Minutes of Adjourned Meeting 



Statesville, N. C, Oct. 12th, 1926. 

Pursuant to adjournmnt Orange Presbytery met in the 
First Presbyterian church on the above date, aftei.^ the first 
session of Synod, and was called to order by the Moderator 
and opened with prayer by Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

The following were present: 

Ministers— J. M. Millard, C. E. Hodgin, C. F. Myers, 
S. M. Rankin, M. S. Huske, H. S. Bradshaw, C. K. Smith, 
C. N. Morrison, A. P. Dickson, C. G. Brown, W. R. Potter, 
W. E. Harrop, J. S. Jones 

Elders — E. A. Ranson, Greensboro First; J. W. Whar- 
ton, Buffalo (G) ; J. W. Summers, Springwood; N. E. Rankin, 
Midway ; A. K. Hardie, Graham. 

In view of the historical celebration at Hawfields church 
during the meeting of Presbytery to be held October 26-28, 
at which time a tablet or monument is to be presented mark- 
ing the site of the first building of the Hawfields church and 
the spot where Orange Presbytery was organized in 1770, with 
other features. Presbytery formally extended Synod, to the 
separate Presb3^teries composing the Synod, all once a part of 
Orange Presbytery, an invitation to send a representative to 
bear greetings on this occasion. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by the Rev. C. N. 
Morrison to meet in the Hawfields church, Tuesday, October 
26th, at 7 :30 p'. m. 

J. M. Millard, Moderator. 
C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 

Attest — C. P. Coble, Stated Clerk. 



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Minutes of Regular Meeting 



Mebane, N. C, Oct. 26, 1926. 

The Presbytery of Orange net, pursuant to adjournment, 
in its Three Hundred andThirteenth Session in the Hawfields 
Presbyterian church on Tuesday, October 26th, 1926, at 7 :30 
p. rn. 

The opening sermon was preached by the Rev. J. M. 
Millard, the retiring Moderator ; text Luke 19 :10. The Pres- 
bytery was constituted with prayer by Rev. C. P. Coble. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 

Ministers— K. S. Bradshaw, D. D., Jonas Barclay, C. G. 
Brown, N. R. Claytor, C. P. Coble, J. S. Cook, A. P. Dickson, 
J. S. Garner, R. C. Gilmore, D. D., C. E. Hodgin, W. E. Har- 
rop, M. S. Huske, J. S. Jones, W. P. McCorkle, R. E. McClure, 
W. W. McMorries, W. S. Milne, J. M. Millard, W. R. Potter, 
D. D., S. M. Rankin, W. C. Rourk, C. G. Smith, C. L. Wicker, 
K. L. Whittington, R. M. Williams, C. N. Morrison, J. W. 
Mann, Dwight M. Chalmers, John T. Reed. 

Elders — R. W. Scott, Hawfields ; A. K. Hardie, Graham ; 
S. G. Morgan, Mebane; M. S. Walker, Cross Roads; P. N. 
Pritchett, Westminster; N. D. Ray, Asheboro ; D. Y. White, 
Mount Vernon Springs ; C. A. Wilson, Stony Creek ; J. P. 
Cole, White Hill; C. F. Watson, Glenwood; J. W. Sharpe, 
Burlington ; S. B. Laird, Church of Covenant ; J. A. Tait, 
Greensboro, First; W. F. Burton, Reidsville; R. H. Claytor, 
Hillsbcro ; J. P. Dalk, Eno ; J. AV. Sharpe, Springwood ; W. 
L. Sharpe, Alamance ; Geo. T. Morrow, Bethlehem ; W. L. 
Compton, Griers ; J. A. Foust, Bethany ; R. B. Wicker, Buffalo 
(Lee);- A. H. Murray, Bessemer; W. H. McLean, Bethel; 
D. L. Alston, Pittsboro. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin v/as elected Moderator by acclamation. 



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A gavel cut from the site where Hawfields church was 
organized One Hundred and Seventy-one years ago, w^as pre- 
sented to the Presbytery by Mr. R. W. Scott in behalf of the 
session of Hawfields church. It v/as accepted with the thanks 
of the Presbytery by a rising vote. 

The Committee on Orders make the following recommen- 
dations : 

The liours for the sessions of this Presbytery be fixed as follows: 
9:00 a. m. to ]«:00 m.; 2:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m.; 7:30 p. m. to 
adjourn at will. 

That the communion service be held at 11:00 a. m. Wednesday, 
and that the regular order for that hour be suspended, and that the 
Home Mission report and conference be held Wednesday evening at 
7:30, together with a report and conference on Foreign Missions. 

J. S. GARNER. 
R. W. SCOTT. 

The report was adopted. 

Rev, R. W. Culbertson of Mecklenburg Presbytery was 
introduced as a visiting brother. 

Mr. R. W. Scott reported for the committee appointed 
three years ago to mark the site of the original building of 
Hawfields church stating that the committee had done the 
work committed to them, reclaimed the old site of cemetery 
and church, had it fenced in and marked with a marble tablet, 
and that a tablet was to be presented to Presbytery, on Thurs- 
day, the gift of the late B. Frank Mebane and Mrs. Mebane, 
as a memorial of Mr. Mebane 's father. Dr. B. Frank Mebane, 
who was a beloved physician and an elder of the Hawfields 
church and the man for v/hom the town of Mebane is named. 
This monument and tablet will be presented for the family to 
Presbytery, by Mr. Banks H. Mebane, of Greensboro. Mr. 
Scott also reported that on Thursday morning the local church 
had planned for the presentation and dedication of a new 
Sunday school building, a gift of the White family, of Meb- 
ane, as a memorial to their father, Stephen A. White. That 
this building would be presented by Mr. E. S. Parker, Jr., 



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and received for the church by Mr. W. Kerr Scott. That on 
the occasion of this joint celebration Dr. W. T. Whitsett had 
been asked to deliver a historical address. That the Synod 
and the Presbyteries would have representatives present to 
bring igreetings. 

On motion the report of Mr. Scott on behalf of the com- 
mittee was approved, the work commended, and Mr. Scott's 
zeal and effective work was especially commended, thanks ex- 
tended and the program outlined was approved. This was 
done by a rising vote. 

Rev. R. M. Williams was elected to receive the monument 
to be presented to Orange Presbytery by Mrs. Mebane. 

Presbytery granted the request of Midway church to 
change its name to Bessemer. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer to meet at 9 :00 
a. m. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery convened at 9 :00 a. m., and was led in devo- 
tional exercises by Rev. C. N. Morrison. 

The minutes of intervening meetings were read and ap- 
proved. 

The minutes of first day's proceedings were read and 
approved. 

The Stated Clerk made request that he be allowed to 
correct the Spring minutes to show that Mr. Dwight M. 
Chalmers was received as a candidate for the Gospel Ministry 
from Mecklenburg Presbytery. This was done but is not so 
recorded. Also that the minutes be made to show that the 
request of Rev. J. S. Jones that the pastoral relation between 
him and the Elmira church be dissolved was granted and the 
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record of the report of the commission to install Rev. W. E. 
Harrop pastor of Graham church. This was done November, 
22, 1925. The Stated Clerk was instructed to make these cor- 
rections. 

Rev. C. M. Brown of Granville Presbytery was intro- 
duced as a visiting brother. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

Devotional — Rev. J. S. Garner, Mr. R. W. -Scott. 

C(dls and Supplies — Rev. C. E. Hod^gin, Rev. K. L. Whit- 
tington, A. K. Hardie, M. D., D. Y. White. 

Minutes of General Assembly — Rev. J. M. Millard, Rev. 
J. S. Cook, Mr. S. G. Morgan. 

Nominations — Rev. W. R. Potter, Rev. C. N. Morrison, 
Mr. P. N. Pritchett, Mr. S. M. Walker. 

Leave of Absence — Rev. C. G. Smith, Rev. John T. Reed, 
Mr. J. D. Cole. 

Auditing— KeY. R. E. McClure, Mr. C. A. Wilson. 

Resolution of Thanks — Rev. W. E. Harrop, Rev. C. G. 
Brown, Mr. C. F. Watrous, Mr. N. D. Ray. 

Presbytery accepted, by a rising vote, the invitation of 
the Asheboro church to hold the next Stated meeting with that 
church. Time : April 19, 1927, at 7 :30 p. m. 

A communication was read from Rev. M. A. Ray and his 
request to be excused for absence on account of his illness was 
granted. 

A letter from Rev. W. S. Wilhelm, written from the San- 
itorium, was read and he was excused for non-attendance, 
and the clerk was instructed to convey to him the sympathy 
of Presbytery for him in his illness. 

A certificate from the Presbytery of Granville, dismiss- 
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ation. After examination the Rev. Cecil M. Brown was re- 
ceived and enrolled as a member of Orange Presbytery. 

A communication from Rev. R. A. McLeod, Clerk of the 
Synod, was read, stating that both Synod and Fayetteville 
Presbyter^^ had appointed Rev. A. R. McQueen, D. D., to rep- 
resent them at the memorial exercises to be held at this meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

A paper from Dr. S. M. Tenny was referred to the His- 
torical Committee. 

A communication from Assembly's Home Mission Exe- 
cutive Committee was referred to a committee composed of 
Revs. J. S. Cook and W. S. Milne and Elder W. L. Sharpe. 

The call of the Elmira church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. C. M. Brown and the call of the Little River church 
for the pastoral services of Licentiate J. W. Mann, were re- 
ferred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The report of the Commission to ordain and install Li- 
centiate Dwight M. Chalmers was read and the report was 
adopted, as follows: 

The Commission to ordain and install Eev. Dwight M. Chalmers as 
pastor of the Church-by-the-Side-of-the-Eoad, Greensboro, N. C, met 
at the church Sunday, June 20th, 1926, at 8:00 p. m. Eev. J. M. Mil- 
lard, the i^residing minister, acted as chairman. Eev. M. S. Huske 
was elected secretary. The Commission was constituted with prayer 
and continued in session for the services in the church. 

The call for the pastoral services of Eev. Dwight M. Chalmers 
was read and found in order and placed in his hands. Upon his ac- 
ceptance of the call the Commission proceeded to ordain and install 
him. Eev. J. M. Millard presided, propounded the constitutional 
questions and led the prayer of ordination; after which he declared 
Eev. D. M. Chalmers duly ordained and installed. Eev. C. E. Hodgin 
preached the sermon prior to ordination, from the text Phil. 1:21, 
"For to Me to Live is Christ." After which Eev. M. S. Huske charg- 
ed the pastor and Euling Elder P. H. Gwynn, Jr., charged the congre- 
gation. 

The following members of Commission were present: Eev. J. M. 



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Millard, Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. M. S. Huske, with Ruling Elder R 
H. Grwynn, Jr. The whole proceedings were concluded with prayer. 

J. M. MILLARD, Chairman. 

M. S. HUSKE, Secretary. 

The Commission to install Rev. J. S. Jones as pastor of 
the Cross Roads and Stony Creek churches reported, as fol- 
lows : 

The Committee met at the Cross Eoads church, Sunday afternoon, 
May :50th, at 2:00 p. m., and proceeded to conduct the installation 
service. 

Eev. W. E. Potter presided, preached and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions. Eev. J. S. Garner charged the pastor; Eev. 
W. C. Eourk charged the congregation. 

The same committee met Sunday, June 6th, 11:00 a. m., at Stony 
Creek church and installed Mr. Jones as pastor of said church. Eev. 
W. E. Potter presided, propounded the constitutional questions and 
charged the people; Eev. J. S. Garner preached the sermon and Eev. 
William C. Eourk charged the pastor. Eev. William C. Eourk was 
appointed to act as secretary at both installation services, which were 
opened and closed with prayer. 

W. E. POTTEE, Chairman. 

The report was adopted. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay read the report of the Committee on 
Educational Institutions, which was adopted as follows: 

Your Committee on Educational Institutions find that Orange 
Presbytery has been asked by Synod to contribute to this cause 
$8,824 for the current year. We have sent in $1,999 of this amount, 
leaving yet to be paid $6,825. 

The three-year schedule of percentage for the distribution of 
this fund among our institutions expiring with this year. Synod pre- 
sents the following schedule for the ensuing three years: Queens, 20 
per cent; Flora McDonald, 20 per cent; Davidson, 20 per cent; Peace, 
11 per cent; Mitchell, 11 per cent; Glade Valley, 6 per cent; Albe- 
marle, 6 per cent; Elise, 6 per cent. 

The percentage allotted to the Junior Colleges and Secondary 
schools has been increased with the hope that in the future each Pres- 
bytery will co-operate by sending all funds for educational institu- 
tions through the Treasurer, Mr. F. L. Jackson, of Davidson. 

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10 per cent of all of the regular benevolent contributions to be dis- 
tributed among our Educational Institutions. Unless this is done it 
may be impossible for our institutions to retain their standing with 
our State Department of Education. 

''In view of the splendid work done by Peace Institute and 
Flora McDonald College in training young women for Christian serv- 
ice, and in view of the effort of these Institutions to raise funds for 
much needed buildings and permanent improvements, Orange Presby- 
tery commends Peace Institute and Flora McDonald to the churches 
for their financial liberality. ' ' 

Eespectfully submitted, 

JONAS BARCLAY, Chairman. 

Dr. Wright and Hon. James R. Young representing Peace 
Institute, were heard in connection with this report. 

Presbytery took a short recess preceding the Communion 
service at 11 :00 o 'clock. The Communion sermon was preach- 
ed by Rev. R. W. Culbertson, the former pastor of Hawfields 
church. Text, Matt. 5 :14, after which the tables were serv- 
ed by Rev. C. E. Hodgin and Rev. Jonas Barclay. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

Rev. C. W. Ervin of Glade Valley, was introduced as a 
visiting brother, and addressed Presbytery in behalf of the 
Glade Valley School. The report was received as information, 
and Glade Valley was commended to the liberality of our 
churches and individuals. 

The Commissioners to the last General Assembly: Revs. 
J. M. Millard, C. E. Hodgin, J. S. Cook and Elder S. G. Mor- 
gan, reported as to their attendance. Rev. R. E. McClure 
reported the attendance of Mr. W. S. Byerly. Their reports 
were approved and the Commissioners were commended for 
their diligence. 

A communication from Mr. E. J. Davis, Treasurer of 
Presbytery, reported on Presbytery Tax for year 1927. It 
was adopted. (See table.) 



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Presbytery heard a report of her summer's work from 
Miss Maude Forsythe, who had been holding Daily Vacation 
Bible schools and Training schools among our people, and 
commended her to the churches. 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. John T. Reed 
at Glenwood church reported, and their report was approved : 

The Commission appointed to ordain and install Mr. John T. 
Eeed as pastor of Glenwood church, met at the church on May 30th, 
19a3, at 11:00 a. m. The following members of the Commission were 
present: Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman; Rev. W. S. Milne, Rev. A. 
P. Dickson and Elder W. C. McLean. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin preached a sermon from John 12:21, ''Sir, 

We Would See Jesus," and afterwards called the Commission to 
order and propounded the constitutional questions. After these ques- 
tions had been answered in the affirmative John T. Reed was ordained 
and installed by prayer, with the laying on of the hands of the mem- 
bers of the Commission. Rev. W. S. Milne delivered the charge to 
the congregation and Elder W. C. McLean delivered the charge to 
the pastor. The services were concluded with the benediction by 
Rev. John T. Reed, after which the whole congregation came forward 
and gave him the right hand of fellowship in token of their cordial 
reception. 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

It was ordered that a Committee of three on Vacancy 
and Supply be created and that the members of said Commit- 
tee be named by the Committee on Nominations. 

The following report on Bible Cause was adopted: 

Your Committee has no special report to make but suggest that 
in view of the fact that this year marks the Four Hundredth anniver- 
sary of the publishing of the English version of the Bible by William 
Tyndale that the pastors take this occasion to preach on some phase 
of ' '"How We Got Our English Bible. " It is suggested that this 
address be given before spring meeting of Presbytery. 

M. S. HUSKE, Chairman. 

Dr. M. E. Melvin was introduced as a visiting brother. 

Rev. R. E. McClure read the report of the Stewardship 
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given forty-five minutes for an address, to be followed by a 
Round Table Conference on Stewardship, which was granted. 
The report was received pending its adoption. Dr. Melvin 
was invited to speak. A hearty vote of thanks was extended 
to Dr. Melvin for this informing address ; and to our Secretary 
of Stewardship. 

The report was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTEY 

It is with gratitude that we note that a larger amount was sub- 
scribed in our Presbytery than ever before and that a larger number 
of subscriptions were received in the recent Every-Member Canvass. 
Eeports were received from all except the following fourteen churches: 
Euphronia, Little Eiver, Saxapahaw, Fairfield, Eno, Pleasant Grove, 
Elim, Irving Memorial, North Eno, Pine Grove, Stoneville, Went- 
worth, Yanceyville, and Worthville. A partial report was received 
from East Burlington and Pocket. 

Your committee is convinced that this Presbytery could greatly 
increase the amount paid to the Benevolent Causes if it were possible 
to get all of the churches of the P'resbytery to make a complete can- 
vass. There are 10,304 members in the Presbytery and 4,726, or 
nearly half, made no subscription to the Benevolent Causes at all. 
If we could secure subscriptions of as small an amount as ten cents 
a week, these members would add $24,575 to our subscriptions. 

Your attention is called to the average per capita gifts of the 
churches of the Presbytery, in that the per capita gifts of several 
were greater in 1926 than they have been since 1920. These churches 
are: Mebane, Sanford, Chapel Hill, Broadway, Alamance, Bessemer, 
Jonesboro, Pleasant Garden, Cumnock, Asheboro, Euphronia, East 
Burlington, St. Andrews, Greenwood, Eiverview and Speedwell. 

W-e would suggest that our members are no poorer than they 
have been and that it should be the desire and aim of every church 
to reach in their giving at least the per capita average of the whole 
Presbytery, which was. $7.77 last year, the smallest per capita amount 
in seven years. 

We would recommend for your adoption: 

1. That Orange Presbytery propose to the churches the total 
sum of $100,000 as a minimum amount needed from the Presbytery for 
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2. That the present percentage of distribution remain unchanged. 

3. That Treasurers of all church organizations be urged to 
remit all Benevolent contributions direct to the Presbyterial Treas- 
mer, Mr. E. J. Davis, Greensboro, allov\^ing him to divide all funds 
on the above basis, except, of course, the designated funds; That 
they make such remittances monthly, if possible; and they be spe- 
cifically urged not to use Benevolent Funds for meeting Pastor's 
Salaries and Current Expenses, as such has been distinctly termed, 
by our higher courts, as " Si misaj)propriation of trust funds ' ' and 
such practice when known, tends to reduce contributions to these 
causes. 

4. That pastors, elders and deacons be urged to co-operate with 
the Advisory Council of Business Men and Women in their effort to 
balance the Benevolent Askings of the Synod. 

5. That November be designated as Stewardship Month, and 
that ''Eoyal Partnership," a text book on Stewardship by Eev. M. 
E. Melvin, D. D., be studied as largely as possible. 

6. That the days specially designated by the Assembly for spe- 
cial mention of the particular Assembly causes be commended to our 
churches to be used for Educational and Inspirational purpose, that 
our people may be led into intelligent giving. These special days are: 
1st Sunday in May, Foreign Missions; 1st Sunday in October, Sun- 
day School Extension and Publication; Christmas Sunday, Christian 
Education and Ministerial Eelief; and 3rd Sunday in June, Assembly's 
Home Missions. 

7. That Loyalty Week, February 14-20, 1927, be commended to 
our churches for purposes as outlined by the General Assembly. 

8. That March 13, 1927, be the day set for the general observ- 
ance of our next Every-Member Canvass. 

9. That the week ending March 31st, 1927, be designated ''pay- 
uj) week" for the purpose of balancing the Benevolent and Current 
Expense budget in each local church. 

10. That in conformity to the action of Synod, taken at States- 
ville, October 14th, this Presbytery assume for the year beginning 
January 1, 1927, as its part of the expenses of the Stewardship Office 
of the Synod the sum of $463, provided for as follows: (A) The Pres- 
bytery's Home Mission Committee shall be instructed to send to this 
office the sum of $10.25 per month in regular monthly installments 
amounting to $123 for the year. (B) The Treasurer of the Presby- 



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tery shall be instructed to send to this office the sum of $28.33 per 
month in regular monthly installments amounting to $340 for the 
year and that a special tax be authorized on the basis of 3 and one- 
half cents per member to cover this additional expense, same to be 
collected in connection with the next regular installment of the reg- 
ular Presbyterial Tax. 

11. That, whereas the Synod in its recent meeting voted with 
reference to the Stewardship Conferences preparing for the Every- 
Member-Canvass, ''That as many as possible be held in Local congre- 
gations so as to meet particular needs, ' ' this be adopted as our policy 
for said conferences next year, and each church or local church group 
desiring such a conference be requested to notify the Secretary of 
Stewardship of this Presbytery. 

12. That Mr. J. B. Spillman be asked to give the part of his 
time allotted to Orange Presbytery to such conferences. 

13. That February 28, 1927, be observed in this Presbytery as 
Church Causes Sunday and that on this date there be arranged through 
the Stewardship Committee a general exchange of pulpits throughout 
the Presbytery for the purpose of presenting simultaneously in all 
the churches the Needs of the Church Causes represented in the en- 
tire Benevolent Budget of the Church. 

14. That each pastor and minister in the Presbytery be asked 
to agree to said exchange of pulpits, expressing any preference for 
exchange in his own case, and that the exchange be arranged among 
all who are willing to accept this work. 

15. That in the case of more than one congregation under any 
one pastor, and in the case of vacant churches that special services 
be arranged for the same time to be led by a minister not serving 
a regulor pastorate or some representative of the Men of the Church. 

16. That the askings of each church for Benevolent Causes dur- 
ing the year 1927-1928, as read in connection with this report, be 
adopted as the official askings proposed by the Presbytery to the 
churches, subject to final revision by the Stewardship Committee, if so 
requested by any church, immediately after this session, and that 
each church be asked to propose these askings to their members for 
their adoption. 

17. That a table of askings on the basis as finally adopted by 
the Committee be compiled and printed as a supplement to the Fall 
minutes for the information of the churches. 



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Rev. E. E. MeClure was commended for his diligence in 
performing the work entrusted to him. Rev. R. E. McClure 
submitted an additional paper touching Stewardship, which 
was adopted as follows: 

Whereas, We are deeply grateful to God for His leadership of 
our people in making them willing to materially increase their sub- 
scriptions to the Benevolent Causes of our beloved Church, and 

Whereas, This increased subscription still falls $15,725 short of 
the askings proposed to our churches for this year; Therefore, be it 
resolved, that 

First — ^We do earnestly urge each church to meet in full its sub- 
scriptions for this current church year. 

Second — We do request each church not having made any sub- 
scriptions to take special offerings for the Benevolent Causes with 
a view to reaching the asking of each church. 

Third — We do lay upon the hearts of every member the vital 
importance of approaching Loyalty Week" in the spirit of self- 
denial in the interest of all the causes represented in the budget this 
year pledged to benevolences. 

Fourth — We instruct the Secretary of Stewardship to send to 
each church, at least once a month in advance of ''Loyalty Week," 
a copy of these resolutions, and that each session be asked to consider 
and endorse same and order read to their congregation. 

It v/as adopted. 

Rev. M. S. Huske made a verbal report for the Trustees 
of Davidson College, stating that there was an attendance of 
640 and that 300 young men had been refused admittance 
for lack of room. The report was received as information. 

Rev. J. S. Garner reported for the Trustees of Flora Mc- 
Donald College, and his report was received as information. 

The report of the Committee on Minutes of the General 
Assembly was made by Rev. J. M. Millard and was adopted. 

This Committee finds nothing of importance which calls for ac- 
tion by Presbytery. A great many of the Assembly Committees make 
recommendations to the Presbytefy. This Committee wishes to em- 
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on page 55, recommendation one, with reference to keeping up with 
our Candidates for the Ministry. This Committee has no recom- 
mendation. 

J. M. MILLAED, Chairman. 

Rev. CP. Coble made a partial report for Committee to 
revise Manual. Their diligence v/as commended and instruct- 
ed to continue the work. The Stated Clerk was also instruct- 
ed to have the revised rules of Presbytery printed in the reg- 
ular minutes of Presbytery. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin reported for the Trustees of Glade 
Valley, and his report was received as information. 



SECOND DAY— Evening Session 

Presbytery resumed business at 7 :30. 
The order of the day was taken up. 
The report on Foreign Missions was read by Rev. W. R. 
Potter, D. D., and adopted, as follows: 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions herewith submits semi- 
annual report: 

It is gratifying to report a more encouraging outlook for the 
Foreign Mission work. The year closed March 31st with a debt of 
$271,000.00. Since April 1st, there has been in regular receipts a 
total increase to October 1st of $44,000, over the same period last year. 

However, when we consider that there are millions in our Foreign 
Field who have never heard the Gospel and whose only hope of hear- 
ing it is through the prayers and gifts of the Southern Presbyterian 
Church, and who are dying without Christ and without hope in the 
world; it behooves the Church to increase her gifts and force, in order 
that the cry of the perishing multitudes may be answered, and their 
needs met. 

We, therefore, recommend: 

1. That we here and now be led in a special prayer that God 
will give our pastors a sense of their responsibility to Foreign Mis- 
sions, since through them alone can the cry of the unevangelized mil- 
lions in our Foreign Parish effectively reach the ears of our people. 



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2. That church Schools of Missions studying Foreign Missions be 
organized in every church in our Presbytery during the month of 
January in accordance with the plan of fostering mission study, pro- 
moted by the Educational Department of the Foreign Mission Com- 
mittee, that they use textbook on Brazil and the others recommended 
for the Schools of Missions this year, and that all such churches send 
one or more delegates to the General Missionary Conference at Mon- 
treat to receive instruction in leading these mission study classes. 

3. That all Young People's Societies of our Presbytery be en- 
couraged to secure from the Educational Department the special mis- 
sionary programs already prepared as they are called for in the 
regular Young Peoj)le's Society topic schedules. 

4. That every Sunday School and Young People's Society in our 
Presbytery be encouraged to pray earnestly and very definitely for 
our Foreign Missions this year, getting from our Educational Depart- 
ment a copy of ' ' Our Prayer Each Week ' ' which will greatly assist 
them in this. 

5. That during this year all Sunday Schools be urged to study 
intensively the work of our Korea Mission and that they apply all 
their Foreign Mission gifts to the $60,000 being raised this year by 
our Sunday Schools for Korea, it being understood, of course, that all 
of such offerings shall be credited to the church as part of its For- 
eign Mission apportionment, and not as an additional offering. 

6. That our Young People 's Societies be urged to apply all their 
Foreign Mission offerings to those special missionaries assigned by the 
General Assembly to the Southern Presbyterian Young People's So- 
cieties, it being understood that all such offerings shall be credited to 
the church as part of its Foreign Mission apportionment and not as 
an additional offering. 

7. That, whenever practical, ministers invite furloughed mis- 
sionaries into their pulpits so that the Foreign Mission enterprise of 
our Church may be personalized to our people through acquaintance 
with those missionaries, such Missionary visits be arranged through 
the Educational Department. 

8. That ministers in all churches in this Presbytery be asked 
to acquaint their congregations with more of the facts of our Foreign 
Mission work making sure that their members are correctly informed 
as to the Missionary enterprise. 

9. That churches, societies and Sunday schools be urged to allo- 
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of definite parts of the Foreign Mission work, thus establishing vital 
and inspiring contact with the Foreign Field. 

10. That we observe the week during February 5th, 1927, in ac- 
cordance with the recommendation of the General Assembly, as a spe- 
cial week of prayer of Foreign Missions. 

W. E. POTTEE, Chairman. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin read the report on Presbyterial Home 
Missions, which was adopted. A popular meeting in the in- 
terest of Home Missions was then held, presided over by the 
Chairman. Addresses were made by Revs. C. G. Smith, K. 
L. Whittington and Cecil M. Brown. The report was then 
adopted as a whole : 

Your Committee submits a brief report of our Home Mission 
work for the information of the Presbytery. The full report for the 
year will be made at the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

The Home Mission field of Orange Presbytery is comprised of 42 
organized churches and several mission points. These churches are 
formed into 15 pastoral groups, and all of the groups have regular 
pastors at the present time except two. The churches without pastors 
have been supplied with preaching as far as possible by neighboring 
pastors. The two vacant groups are the Maidson-Stoneville group, 
and the Buffalo group in Lee County. The latter group has been 
without a regular pastor for a year, but during the vacancy the 
church has built a new manse, and are now making an earnest effort 
to secure a pastor at the earliest possible date. Mr. P. H. Gwynn, 
Jr., of the Union Theological Seminary, supplied the Madison-Stone- 
ville group 'during the summer and did excellent work. His work at 
Stoneville was especially encouraging. The membership of the church 
was doubled, the Sunday school was reorganized, an Every-Member- 
Canvass was conducted for church support, two deacons and two 
elders were elected and installed, a ladies' week-day Bible class was 
conducted which served the whole community, and the people were 
interested in a new church building. Some new Presbyterians have 
moved to Stoneville recently and the outlook for our church there is 
more promising than it has ever been before. Your Committee is as- 
sisting the Madison and Stoneville churches in their effort to secure 
a pastor and we hope to have a pastor on the field in the next thirty 
days. 

We are glad to announce that the Eev. N. N. Fleming, Jr., has 
consented to accept the call to the Hawfields group, and will enter 



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upon his work immediately. Two other men have been secured since 
the Spring meeting of Presbytery, viz.: Eev. John T.' Eeed began his 
work as pastor of the Glenwood church last June, and Eev. Cecil M. 
Brown began his work with the Elmira church the middle of July, and 
a call will be presented to this meeting of Presbytery for his services 
as regular pastor. 

"W^e had two young ladies from the Assembly Training School 
working in our Home Mission churches this summer, Miss Maude 
Forsythe and Miss Cecil May Eodwell. They have conducted Daily 
Vacation Bible Schools and Teachers' Training Classes in the follow- 
ing churches: Smyrna, Speedwell, Greenwood, Bethesda, Eed House, 
Gilead Community and Eiver View. The work of the young ladies 
has been highly satisfactory, and we hope to supply a larger number 
of our churches with this form of service next summer. 

We are glad to report that Miss Kate DuBose has been secured 
for one-half of her time as Director of Sunday School and Young 
People's work in Orange Presbytery, the other half of her time being 
given to W'dnston-Salem Presbytery. Miss DuBose has conducted 
two Daily Vacation Bible Schools in our Home Mission Field, be- 
sides visiting and serving many of our self-supporting churches. Dur- 
ing the winter months Miss DuBose will give her time principally to 
conducting Teachers' Training Classes and organizing and stimulating 
the work among the young people. All of our churches are asked to 
make application for Miss DuBose 's services, and especially do we 
ask that our Home Mission churches avail themselves of the benefit 
of her services. 

A summary of the report of the regular work in the Home Mis- 
sion field (not counting the summer workers) since the last meeting 
of Presbytery, shows the following results: Sermons preached, 597; 
pastoral visits, 1503; professions of faith, 67; additions to the Pres- 
byterian Church, by profession, 53; by letter, 49; making total addi- 
tions, 102. We have not yet had full reports from the evangelistic 
campaign of the summer. We understand that several of the churches 
have postponed their meetings until the Fall. We need to hold more 
evangelistic meetings, and we hope that none of our churches will fail 
to hold the meetings planned at the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

Piedmont church has completed a splendid manse which is being 
occupied by the pastor, and the East Burlington church an elegant 
church costing around $8,000.00. These churches deserve special 
commendation for the work they have accomplished during the past 
year. The Bessemer church (until this meeting of Presbytery, known 
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about $15,000. This is a big undertaking for a church with less than 
100 members. However, they are expecting the Presbyterians of 
Greensboro to assist them ,and your committee has already made a 
liberal appropriation to their building. The church is located in a 
growing community and better equipment will greatly accelerate the 
growth of the church. 

Two of our churches, Stoneville and Pleasant Grove, need help 
to secure better churcli buildings. We are planning to help these 
churches during the coming year, either to erect new buildings, or 
to enlarge and improve their present buildings. Five or six manses 
are greatly needed by our Home Mission churches, and we hope to 
be able to begin at least some of these buildings during the year. 

Our Treasurer, Mr. S. G. Morgan, reports that only $2,456,67 has 
been received from the churches on this year's apportionments. If 
half of the apportionments had been paid we would have leceived 
over $6,000. The actual cost of the work during these months has 
been $5,715.00. We, therefore, earnestly appeal to all of our churches 
to try to meet their full apportionments to this cause and to remit 
monthly, if possible. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Calls and Supplies was 
read by Rev. C. E. Hodgin, and it was adopted: 

The call of the Elmira church for the services of Kev. Cecil M. 
Brown, offering a salary of $1,500.00 per year has been placed in our 
hands. We have found this call in order, and we recommend that 
it be placed in Mr. Brown's hands. 

The Fairfield church presents a call for the pastoral services of 
Licentiate J. W. Mann, promising a salary of $200.00 per year. Eno 
church presents a call for the pastoral services of Licentiate J. W. 
Mann, promising him a salary of $500.00 per year and the use of the 
manse. The Little Kiver church presents a call for the pastoral serv- 
ices of Licentiate J. W. Mann, promising a salary of $550.00 per year. 

Your Committee would call attention to the fact that the total 
salary promised Mr. Mann by the three churches above mentioned, 
amounts to only $1,250.00. It is our conviction that it will be nec- 
essary to increase this salary in some way, as it will be impossible 
for a pastor to meet his expenses on the proposed salary. 

From the best information your Committee can secure, the Fair- 
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therefore, we recommend that its call be found in order and placed 
in Mr. Mann's hands. 

We recommend that the call from Eno church and the Little 
Eiver church for the services of Mr. Mann be returned with the re- 
quest that they amend their call by increasing the amount of salary 
promised, and then confer with the Home Mission Committee with a 
view to making the total salary $1800.00 per year. We recommend 
that Mr. Mann continue to supply the churches until the matter of 
salary is straightened out. 

Kespectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman, 
K. L. WHITTINGTON. 

Rev. Cecil Brown then signified his acceptance of the 
call from the Elmira church. 

Rev. J. W. Mann stated his acceptance of the call to the 
Fairfield church. Mr. Mann having stated his cherished de- 
sire to be ordained in Hawfields, his home church, Presby- 
tery then proceeded to his ordination after his answering 
satisfactorily the questions propounded by the Moderator as 
required in the Book of Church Order. Upon motion his 
examination for licensure was accepted in lieu of examination 
fcr ordination and he was ordained by the laying on of the 
hands of the Presbytery and with prayer by the Moderator. 

The Auditing Committee reported that no business had 
come into their hands. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery resumed business at 9 :00 a. m. 
Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. C. G. Smith. 
Rev. W. M. Hunter of Concord Presbytery, was introduc- 
ed and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., read the report of the Com- 
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The Committee on Nominations submits the following report: 
Trustees of Flora McDonald College — As the term of service of 
the following members expires at this meeting, we recommend that 
Mr. H. Smith Eichardson, Dr. W. R. Potter and Mr. J. Harvey White 
be elected to succeed themselves for three years. Eev. C. N. Mor- 
rison take the place of Rev. M. E. Hansel. 

Trustees of Glade Valley High School — As the term of service of 
the following members expires at this meeting we recommend that 
Mr. G. W. Denny, Mr. E. P. Wharton, Rev. W. W. McMorries, Mr. 
R. R. King, be elected to succeed themselves for three years. 

Trustees of Peace Institute — We recommend that Rev. H. S. 
Bradshaw, D. D., Hon. A, M. Scales be elected to succeed themselves 
for a term of six years. 

Women's Work — As Rev. S. R. Hope is laboring without the 
bounds of the Presbytery and Rev. C. D. Whiteley has moved to 
another Presbytery we recommend that Rev. Cecil M. Brown and 
Rev. K. L. Whitley be elected to fill these vacancies. 

Vacancies and Supplies — We recommend that Rev. C. P. Coble, 
Rev. S. M. Rankin and Rev. C. E. Hodgin be elected as members of 
this Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. POTTER, Chairman. 

Rev. R. E. McClure offered addition to the Standing 
Rules for the guidance of candidates for the ministry to be 
incorporated among the printed directions in Manual. (See 
Appendix.) 

Presbytery receded from its regular business for the pur- 
pose of Special -Exercises. 

Presbytery joined with the congregation of Hawfields 
church and visitors in Special Services. 

The Rev. J. S. Garner presided over the special services 
t Heating the new Sunday School Building. The services 
were introduced with devotional services. Rev. J. S. Garner 
then introduced Mr. E. S. Parker, of Greensboro, who made 
an address presenting the new building, which is a memorial 
to the late Stephen Alexander White, an honored elder of the 
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This impressive address was followed by an address by 
W. Kerr Scott, receiving the church on behalf of the Haw- 
fields church. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming was introduced and invited to sit as 
a visiting brother. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin, the Moderator, then introduced Dr. 
W. T. Whitsett who gave a splendid historical address. Dr. 
A. R. McQueen brought greetings of Synod and Fayetteville 
Presbytery and gave an address on some Presbyterian achieve- 
ments. 

Mr. W. F. Carter of Mount Airy, brought greetings of 
Winston- Salem Presbytery, the daughter of this Presbytery. 

Rev. R. W. Culbertson brought the greetings of Meklen- 
burg Presbytery. 

A letter was read from Rev. C. W. Robinson expressing 
regret at his inability to be present because of sickness. 

The Presbytery then took recess till 2 :30 p. m. 

At 2 :30 Presbytery assembled in the Cemetery and was 
called to order by the Moderator. 

Mr. Banks H. Mebane presented to Orange Presbytery 
a monument marking the site of the second Hawflelds church 
and the place where Presbytery was organized in 1770. 

It was received on the part of Presbytery by Rev. R. M. 
Williams. 

Presbytery then assembled in the church for the conduct 
of the regular business. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen of Fayetteville Presbytery, was in- 
troduced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. Dr. W. T. 
Whitsett was also introduced. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming presented a certificate of dismission 
froni Albemarle Presbytery and after the usual examination 
was received and enrolled as a member of this Presbytery. 

Calls from the Hawflelds and Bethlehem churches for the 
pastoral services of Rev. N. N. Fleming were read and refer- 
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The Committee on Leave of Absence reported as follows: 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence would respectfully submit 
the following report: 

We recommend that Rev. C. L. Wicker, Elders M. S. Walker, 
E. H. Claytor, T. W. Sharpe of Springwood and T. W. Sharpe of 
Bethany be excused after the Wednesday afternoon session. 

That the following be excused for late arrival — Eev. A. P. Dick- 
son, Eev. E. C. Gilmore, D. D., Euling Elder W. H. McLean. 

C. G. SMITH, 

JOHN T. EEED, Committee. 

Report was adopted. 

Rev. R, C. Gilmore, D. D., Chairman of Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief, submitted the following report, 
which was adopted : 

The Committee on Christian Education would report that it has 
under its care fourteen candidates: E. H. Clark, Cary J. Hansel, Wil- 
bur L. Hodgin, Leo K. Pritchett, F. D. Witherspoon, Eoy P. Whitley, 
L. V. McPherson, Carl E. Pritchett, and E. J. Golden are at David- 
son College; E. M. Munday is at Hampden Sidney, and A. C. Eay, 
Jr., Jas. E. Phipps and P. H. Gwynn are at Union Seminary; Carl F. 
Eankin has taken his degree at Columbia University and is now head 
of the Educational Department of the University at Canton, China; 
John H. Wood is preparing to enter Nacoochee Institute, Sautee, 
Georgia. 

The Committee also has under its care Miss Creola Hall, Misses 
Julia C. and Laura Barclay at the Assembly's Training School. 

The Committee would recommend that the following applications 
for aid from the Educational fund be approved: for Misses Julia C. 
and Laura Barclay, Leo K. Pritchett and Cary J. Hansel, $175 each; 
for Miss Creola Hall, W. L. Hodgin, Jas. B. Phipps, Eoy F. Whitley, 
W. D. Witherspoon, L. V. McPherson, A. C. Eay, Jr, and Carl B. 
Pritchett, $150 each. 

We recommend that application of Mrs. Ella Mclver Thorn for 
aid from the Eelief Committee for $300 per year be approved. 

Orange Presbytery gave to Education and Ministerial Eelief 
last year $7,754 and received from that Committee $5,960, leaving a 
balance to our credit of $1,794, 

The churches are urged to give liberally to this cause this year in 
order to meet the needs of the Assembly's Committee and to provide 
for the deficit that came over last year. 

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Rev. C. P. Coble reported that onr request of Fayetteville 
Presbytery for the transfer for Womble legacy to this Pres- 
bytery had been granted. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin reported for the Standing Committee 
on Calls and Supplies as follows: 

A call has been placed in our hands from the Hawfields church 
for the pastoral services of Eev. N. N. Fleming, Jr., promising him 
a salary of $1,000.00 per year, and the use of the Manse. 

Also a call from the Bethlehem church for the pastoral services 
of Eev. N. N. Fleming, Jr., promising him a salary of $400.00 per year. 
The division of time of the pastor to be arranged by the churches and 
the pastor. 

Your Committee understood that there has been a mistake in the 
terms of the Bethlehem call. The salary promised should be $425.00 
instead of $400.00. 

We recommend that these calls be placed in Mr. Fleming's hands 
and that the Bethlehem church be permitted to change the terms of 
its call to $425.00 per year. 

We recommend also that Mr. Fleming be permitted to supply the 
Saxapahaw church for two services per month, the time for the serv- 
ices to be arranged by the church and the pastor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

Rev. M. S. Huske reported for the Committee on In- 
stallations. His report was adopted. 

Your Coniniittee on Installations recommend the following be 
appointed a commission to install Rev. Cecil M. Brown as pastor of 
the Elmira church on November 28th, at 7:30 p. m.: Rev. W. R. 
Potter to preside, propound the questions. Rev. C. N. Morrison charge 
the pastor, Rev. W. E. Harrop to preach the sermon and Ruling Elder 
Judge Dan Walker to charge people. Rev. W. C. Eourk and Ruling 
Elder J. H. V/^hite to act as alternates. 

2. That the following be a commission to install Rev. N. N. Flem- 
ing as pastor of Hawfields and Bethlehem churches: Rev. J. S. Gar- 
ner to preside and propound questions and charge congregation. Rev. 
J. M. Millard to preach sermon, and Ruling Elder J. S. White to 
charge the pastor. Alternates: Eev. Jonas Barclay and Ruling Elder 
S. G. Morgan. 

Time: Fourth Sunday in November at 3.00 p. m., at Bethlehem 
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3. That the quorum of each Commission shall be one minister 
and one Euling Elder. 

M. S. HUSKE, Chairman. 

On motion of Rev. R. M. Williams, the Stated Clerk was 
directed to write a note of thanks to Mrs. Lilly Morehead 
Mebane, expressing our appreciation of the gilt of the monu- 
ment presented by her today. 

Messers. W. E. White, R. W. Scott and Rev. J. S. Garner 
were elected a Committee to have published, if possible, the 
addresses delivered today. 

The motion prevailed that when Presbytery adjourns, it 
do so to meet at First Presbyterian church, Burlington, N. C, 
on December 7, 1926, at 2 :00 p. m. 

By vote of Presbytery the Historical Committee and the 
Moderator were asked to communicate with the pastor and 
session of the First Presbyterian church of Greensboro, asking 
that they provide a room in their new church building for 
the safe keeping of the historical records of Orange Presby- 
tery. 

The Committee on Resolution of Thanks made the fol- 
lowing report, which was adopted by rising vote: 

The Presbytery of Orange by rising vote hereby expresses to the 
members of Hawfields Presbyterian church, their appreciation of the 
kind hospitality and delightful entertainment provided during the 
meeting of Presbytery. 

W;e pray God's richest blessings to rest upon and abide with 
with them in their church life and in their homes. 

That a copy of this resolution be read from the pulpit at the 
next service. 

W. E. HAREOP, Chairman. 
The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 
After singing "Blest Be the Tie" Presbytery adjourned 
with prayer and the Apostolic benediction to meet in th3 
First church, Burlington, Dec 7th, at 2 :00 p. m. 

S. M. Rankin, Moderator. 
Jonas Barclay, Fermanent CJerk. 

Attest — C. P. CoBJ.E, Stated Clerk, 



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DIRECTORY 



I. OFFICERS 
Moderator — Eev. S. M. Eankin. 
Stated Clerk— Eev. C. P. Coble. 
Permanent Clerk — Eev. Jonas Barc^ny. 
Treasurer — Mr. E. J. Davis. 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery— Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. E. E. King, Mr. H. W. 
Wharton, Mr. E. S. Parker, Jr., Mr. G. W. Denny. 

2. Of Davidson College — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. M. S. Huske, 
Mr. Don E. Scott, Mr. T. D. Dupuy. 

3. Of Flora McDonald College— (One Year, Fall of 1927) Eev. 
S. M. Eankin, Eev. C. N. Morrison, Mr. E. G. Vaughn, Mr. L. P. 
Wilkins; (Two Years, Fall of 1928) Eev. J. S. Garner, Eev. C. F. 
Myers, D. D., Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. S. Strudwick; (Three Years, 
Fall of 1929) Mr. H. Smith Eichardson, Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., 
Eev. E. C. Gilmore, Mr. J. Harvey White. 

4. Of Glade Valley High School— (One Year, Fall of 1927) Eev. 
S. M. Eankin, Mr. McBride Holt, J. M. Thompson, J. M. Millard; 
(Three Years, Fail of 1929) Mr. G. W. Denny, Mr. E. P. Wharton, 
Eev. W. W. McMorries, Mr. E. E. King. 

5. Trustees of Peace Institute — Eev. H. S. Bradshaw, D. D., 
Hon, A. M. Scales, (Term, Six Years.) 

III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman; Eev. M. S. 
Huske, Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Eev A. P. Dickson, Eev. C. P. Coble, 
Eev. E. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. J. Harvey White, Mr. T, D. Dupuy, 
Mr. S. G. Morgan, Mr. E. A. Eanson. 

2. Foreign Missions — Eev. W. E. Potter, D. D., Chairman; Eev. 
C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. E. J. Davis. 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — Eev. W. W. Mc- 
Morries, Chairman; Mr. A. W. McAlister, Eev. S. M. Eankin. 



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4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Eev. E. C. Gil- 
more, D. D., Chairman; Eev. J. M. Millard, Dr. W. C. Smith. 

5. Religious Education — Eev. J. S. Cook, Chairman; Eev. W. 
S. Milne, Mr. John 0. Corbett. 

5. Woman's Work — Eev. J. S. Jones, Chairman; Eev. J. S. 
Garner, Eev. C. M. Brown, Eev. K. L. Whittington. 

7. Men's Work — J\ir. A. C. Eay, Mr Harry Barton, Eev. W. E. 
Harrop. 

8. Synodical Schools and Colleges — Eev. Jonas Barclay, Eev. P. 
H. Gwynn, Mr. E. W. Scott. 

9. Orphan Homes^ — Eev. E. M. Williams, Eev. J. M. Millard, Mr. 
T. E. roust. 

10. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Eev. M. S. 
Huske, Eev. E. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. E. A. Gilmer. 

11. Stewardship — Eev. E. E. McClure, Chairman and Secretary; 
Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. T. D. Blair, Mr. A. C. Eay, Eev. C. P. Coble, 
Eev. W. E. Harrop, Mr. McBride Holt. 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Printed Records of Presbytery — Eev. W. C. Eourk, Eev. C. 
L. Wicker, Mr. J. A. Eankin. 

2. Auditing Committee — Mr. W. L. Sharpe, Mr. Irvin Crawford. 

3. Historical Committee — ^Eevs. C. P. Coble, C. E. Hodgin, M. 
S. Huske. 

4. Vacancy and Supply — Eevs. C. P. Coble, S. M. Eankin, C. E. 
Hodgin. 

V. EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

1. Languages — Eev. P. H. Gwynn, Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. W. 
D. Moss, D. D. 

2. Theology — Eev. E. M. Williams, Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. 
W. E. Potter. 

3. Church History, Government and Sacraments — Eev. T, M. 
McConnell, D. D., Chairman; Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. C. L. Wicker. 



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ROLL OF PRESBYTERY 

H. S. BEADSHAW, D. D. Hillsboro, N. C. 

JONAS BAECLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. C. BEOWN Canton, N. C. 

C. G. BEOWN Eeidsville, N. C. 

C. M. BEOWN -- Burlington, N. C. 

N. E. CLAYTOE Milton, N. C. 

C. P. COBLE High Point, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Leaksville, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Greensboro, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Mebane, N. C. 

J. S. GAENEE Mebane, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D. D. Greensboro, N. C. 

E. C. GILMOEE, D. D. Sanford, N. C. 

P. H. GWYNN Spray, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN Greensboro, N. C. 

W. E. HAEEOP Graham, N. C. 

S. E. HOPE Miama, Fla. 

M. S. HUSKE Eeidsville, N. C. 

J. S. JONES Burlington, N. C. 

T. M. McCONNELL, D. D. Greensboro, N. C. 

W. P. McCOEKLE Burlington, N. C. 

JOHN McEACHEEN Kunsan, Korea 

E. E. McCLUEE Leaksville, N. C. 

W. W. McMOEEIES Yaneeyville, N. C. 

W. S. MILNE Greensboro, N. C. 

J. M. MILLAED Greensboro, N. C, E. F. D. 

W. D. MOSS, D. D. Chapel Hill, N. C. 

E. C. MUEEAY, Jr. Zitacuaro, Mexico 

C. F. MYEES, D. D. Greensboro, N. C. 

W. E. POTTEE, D. D. Burlington, N. C. 

S. M. EANKIN Greensboro, N. C. 

M. A. EAY Eaeford, N. C. 

W. C. EOUEK Burlington, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH Greensboro, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH Asheboro, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D. D. Eichmond, Va. 

C. L. WICKEE Gulf, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON Greensboro, N. C. 

E. M. WILLIAMS Greensboro, N. C. 

W. S. WILHELM Sanatorium, N. C. 

C. N. MOEEISON White Hill, N. C. 

J. W. MANN Cedar Grove, N. C. 

DWIGHT M. CHAMEES Greensboro, N. C. 

JOHN T. EEED Glenwood, N. C. 



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Standing Rules of Presbytery 

REVISED APRIL, 1926 



STANDING RULES 

Section 1. Government. 

Sec. 2. Officers: (1) Moderator; (2) Stated Clerk; (3) Per- 
manent Clerk; (4) Treasurer. 

Sec. 3. Trustees: (1) Of Presbytery; (2) Of Davidson College; 

(3) Of Flora McDonald College; (4) Of Glade Valley High School. 

Sec. 4. Committees: (1) Special; (2) Standing; (3) Executive; 

(4) Permanent. 

Sec. 5. Supplies: Licentiate and Candidates. 
Sec. 6. Church Sessions. 

Sec. 7. Miscellaneous: (1) Eules; (2) Standing Orders; (3) 
Docket. 

SECTION 1 
Government 

Rule 1. — The Eules of Parliamentary Order adopted by the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, are 
hereby adopted as Standing Eules for the government of the Pres- 
bytery of Orange. 

Rule 2. All Standing Eules shall be introduced with these, or 
some such words, to denote that they are Standing Eules, viz.: 
''Eesolved, That it be a Standing Eule, " etc.* 

Rule 3. — It shall require two-thirds of all the members present 
at a regular stated meeting to adopt, suspend, amend or abolish a 
Standing Eule. 

SECTION 2. 

Officers. 

Rule 4. — The officers of the Presbytery shall be a Moderator, a 
Stated Clerk, a Permanent Clerk, a Temporary Clerk, and a Treasurer. 
The terms of the Stated Clerk, Permanent Clerk, and Treasurer shall 
be three years. The Moderator and Temporary Clerk shall be elected 
at each rtated meeting of Presbytery, and continue in office until the 
next Stated Meeting. 



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1. — Moderator. 

Either a Minister or Eiiliiig Elder may be elected to this office. 

The duties of the Moderator are set forth in the Eules of Par- 
liamentary Order. 

In the absence of the Moderator at any intervening meeting the 
last Moderator or the oldest Minister present shall take the chair 
and preside. 

2. — Stated Clerk 

1. The Stated Clerk shall keep a full and fair record of all the 
proceedings of Presbytery, and submit the same annually to the 
Synod for review. 

2. He shall have printed, after the form herein prescribed, a 
docket of business to be submitted to the Presbytery, and he shall 
send a copy to each Minister at least ten days before the stated 
meeting. 

3. He shall keep constantly on hand a suitable number of print- 
ed blank forms, as prepared by the General Assembly's committee, 
for the use of Presbyteries and Church Sessions; and he shall send to 
each Church Session between the first and tenth days of March of 
each year all the necessary blanks for reports required from the 
Church Sessions. He shall also forward to the Stated Clerk of the 
Synod and to the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, such reports 
as are required. 

4. He shall publish a notice of the time and place of each stat- 
ed meeting of the Presbytery at least four weeks before the time of 
meeting, and he shall, as soon as practicable after the meeting, fur- 
nish an abstract of the proceedings for publication in the church 
papers. 

5. He shall cause the minutes of each stated meeting, together 
with all the intervening meetings, to be published in pamphlet form, 
with such exceptions as a majority of the Presbytery may direct; and 
he shall carefully file a copy of the same in the archives of the 
Presbytery, and he shall send a copy to all the members of the Ses- 
sions in the Presbytery, and to each of the licentiates and candi- 
dates, and also a copy to the Treasurer. From time to time he shall 
have the same bound in book form and send a copy to the ''Presby- 
terian Historical Society," in Philadelphia, and to the Librarian of 
Union Theological Seminary, Davidson College, and the University 
of North Carolina. 



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6. He shall report at each stated meeting of Presbytery, a full 
list of all absentees who have not sent their reasons for absence, 
and of all licentiates, sessions or congregations which have failed 
to comply with the Standing Eules of the Presbytery; and also a list 
of all the vacancies in the committees or appointments of the Presby- 
tery to be filled, and of the delinquent churches which fail to pay 
their dues. He shall be required to write to each delinquent church 
and inform them of their debts and request j)ayment. 

7. He shall receive a salary of $200 per annum, and his neces- 
sary expenses, incurred in obeying the injunctions of Presbytery. 

3. — Permanent Clerk. 

1. The duty of the Permanent Clerk shall be to keep a full and 
complete record of each day's proceedings of the meetings of the 
Presbytery. 

2. When the report is adopted by the Presbytery it shall be the 
duty of the Permanent Clerk to have an abstract of it published. 

3. The salary of the Permanent Clerk shall be $25.00 per annum. 

4. — Treasurer 

1. The Treasurer, who shall preferably be a layman, shall re- 
ceive, and keep, accurate accounts of all the funds contributed by 
the \churches or individuals to the benevolent causes recommended 
by the Presbytery, and he shall promptly forward the same to their 
proper destination. 

2. The Presbytery will raise annually by assessment on the 
churches a fund to be called the ' 'Presbyterial Fund." The Treas- 
urer shall receive all moneys collected for this fund, pnd of this 
fund he shall pay annually: To the contingent fund of the General 
Assembly the annual assessment on the Presbytery; the quota of this 
Presbytery to the contingent fund cf the Synod. The contingent 
expenses of the Presbytery — namely, salaries, postage, printing, the 
necessary expense of the Clerk and Treasurer, and for whatever other 
purpose the Presbytery may direct. 

3. The Treasurer shall report the state of the treasury at each 
stated meeting, and submit his book for examination, through the 
Auditing Committee, at each spring meeting; and he shall forward 
his book and vouchers to the Auditing Committee, as soon as pos- 
sible after the first day of April of each year. 

4. He shall receive a salary of $150.00 per annum, and his nec- 
essary office expenses. 



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SECTION 3. 
Trustees. 

Rule 5.— The P'resbytery shall elect from time to time Trustees 
of Boards of Trustees, of Orange Presbytery," of ''Davidson Col- 
lege," of ''Flora McDonald College" and of "Glade Valley High 
School. ' ' 

1. — Of Orange Presbytery 

The ' ' Board of Trustees of Orange Presbytery ' ' shall be com- 
posed of five persons who are members of the Presbyterian Church, 
in good and regular standing; and the term of office shall be indefinite, 
the Board being considered permanent. 

It shall be the duty of these Trustees to hold in trust for the 
Presbytery all property in church lots and buildings, not otherwise 
secured, and all legacies and bequests which may be willed to the 
Presbytery in behalf of charitable and other objects under its control, 
and to report concerning these matters whenever it may be necessary. 

All deeds to church property, made to the Trustees of the Pres- 
bytery, shall, after being duly recorded in the counties where the 
property is situated, be deposited with the Stated Clerk of the Pres- 
bytery for safekeeping. 

2. — Of Davidson College 

There shall be a Board of Trustees of Davidson College, and the 
term of office of each shall be five years from the date of his election. 
They shall report to Presbytery annually at the fall meeting. 

3. — Flora McDonald College 

There shall be twelve Trustees of this institution, four of whom 
shall be elected at each spring meeting of Presbytery, and each Trus- 
tee shall serve for a term of three years. They shall report to the 
Presbytery annually at the fall meeting. 

4. — Glade Valley High School 

There shall be five Trustees of this institution elected to serve 
two years. 

SECTION 4 
COMMITTEES 

Rule 6. — ^The committees of the Presbytery shall be classed ac- 
cording to the nature of their duties, under four heads — Special, 
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1. — Special Committees 

Bule 7. — The Presbytery shall appoint special committees, when- 
ever necessary, for the consideration of certain specified matters or 
the performance of certain definite duties. 

2. — Standing Committees 

Rule 8. — Standing Committees shall be appointed by the Moder- 
ator at the stated meeting of Presbytery, and they shall continue un- 
til the final adjournment of the meeting. To them shall be committed 
the routine of the Presbytery, and their reports shall be submitted in 
writing. 

Note. — The following Standing Committees shall be appointed at 
each Spring Meeting: 

1. — On Calls and Supplies 

This committee shall be composed of the Chairman of Home Mis- 
sions with two Ministers and Two Euling Elders, to whom shall be 
referred all matters concerning the change of Pastors and Stated Sup- 
plies, for consideration and recommendations to Presbytery. 

2. — On Installations 

This committee shall make all necessary arrangements for the 
Installation of Pastors, and report the same to Presbytery for ap- 
proval. 

3. — On Sessional Duties 

This committee shall carefully examine the reports of Sessions 
on Sessional Duties, and shall pass on each report, approving or not- 
ing exceptions in each case. And the Stated Clerk shall return the 
reports, which contain exceptions, to each church to be read from 
the pulpit. 

4. — Statistical 

This committee shall prepare a report for the General Assembly 
based on the reports of Sessions. 

5. — On Sessional Records 

This committee shall be sub-divided. The roll of churches shall 
be divided into three sections, and a committee composed of three 
members shall be appointed to each section. It shall be the duty of 
these committees to review the Sessional Eecords, and to note all 
irregularities, and whatever is not proper under the Constitution 
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After the books are examined, the three committees shall then 
meet in Committee of the Whole, and compare, classify and adjust to 
a common standard their various criticisms and exceptions. A re- 
port shall then be made to the Presbytery by some member of the 
whole committee, and only such exceptions as have been sustained by 
a majority of the Whole Committee, should be reported to the Pres- 
bytery. 

6. — On Nominations 

This committee shall be composed of five members, and shall make 
nominations for committees to be elected and vacancies to be sup- 
plied. 

7. — On Leave of Absence 

This committee shall carefully keep in mind the business of the 
Presbytery, and grant no request for leave of absence except ±or 
suflBcient reasons. 

8. — Auditing Committee 

This committee shall audit the accounts of the chairmen, or 
Treasurers of the executive committees who have handled the funds 
of the Presbytery. 

9. — Minutes of Synod 

This committee shall examine the minutes of the Synod, and re- 
port all matters therein requiring the attention of the Presbytery. 

10. — Resolution of Thanks 

This committee shall formulate a resolution expressing the thanks 
of the Presbytery to the churches and homes in which the members 
of the Presbytery are entertained. The following Star ding Com- 
mittees shall be appointed for the Fall Meetings: 

1. On Calls and Supplies. 

2. On Installations. 

3. On Minutes of the General Assembly. 

4. On Nominations. 

5. On Leave of Absence. 

6. Auditing. 

7. Eesolution of Thanks. 

Addition — That at each stated meeting of Presbytery a com- 
mittee on orders composed of the pastor of the church where the 
Presbytery convenes, the Moderator, and the Stated Clerk, with said 
pastor as chairman. That this committee shall have charge of ar 



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rangemeiit of program for devotional services, preaching, prayer, 
and Special Orders, and shall name the hours of the meetings of the 
sessions of Presbytery, subject to approval of Presbytery. 

3. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Rule 9. — Executive Committees shall be appointed by the Presby- 
tery at its Stated Spring Meetings, and shall continue for one year 
from the time of appointment. 

1. — On Home Missions 

This committee shall be composed of six ministers and four 
ruling elders, who shall be elected annually. This committee shall 
be empowered to annually employ a Superintendent and such helpers 
as the needs of the work shall require, subject to the approval of 
the Presbytery. This committee shall annually elect a Treasurer, 
who, if possible shall be an Elder and shall be a member of the Home 
Mission Committee, and shall receive $50 per annum for his service. 
The salaries of all field town workers shall be fixed by the Home 
Mission Committee subject to the approval of the Presbytery, and 
no field town workers shall be a member of this committee. The 
chairman of the Home Mission Committee shall receive $150 per 
annum. 

This committee shall elect from its membership an executive 
board of five, who shall meet at least quarterly. 

The Home Mission Committee shall have the oversight and con- 
duct of all evangelistic work within the bounds of the Presbytery, 
shall aid weak pastoral charges in securing and supporting pastors 
and supplies, and shall endeavor to supply every church and mis- 
sion field with the regular ministry of the Word, 

It shall be the duty of this committee to counsel and advise 
with the evangelists and missionary supplies, and to encourage and 
help them in their labors; and also to require of them from time to 
time full reports of their labors, which shall be submitted to the 
Presbytery under the direction of the chairman. 

They shall also nominate ministers as Temporary Supplies, who 
shall preach at least once, or hold services at vacant churches, be- 
tween time of appointment and the next stated meeting of the Pres- 
bytery. 

The commtitee shall submit to Presbytery at each stated meeting 
a complete report of all its operations, accompanied by full reports 
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from the committee. In connection with these reports, popular meet- 
ings in the interest of Home Missions should be held, especially at 
the Fall Meeting of Presbytery. 

2. On Foreign Missions 

This committee shall be composed of three members, two minis- 
ters and one ruling elder. They shall endeavor to keep themselves 
fully informed of all the great missionary movements and plans of 
the church at large, and shall recommend to the Presbytery such ac- 
tions as in their judgment may seem best, to promote the interests 
of this great cause. 

The committee shall make a report at every Stated Meeting of 
Presbytery, and arrange for a popular meeting in the interests of this 
cause at each stated meeting of Presbytery. 

3. — On Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions 

This committee shall be composed of three members; two minis- 
ters and one ruling elder. They shall keep the information of the 
great missionary plans of the Assembly and Synod, and shall make 
such report as in their judgment will stimulate interest of the 
churches in this great cause. 

4. — On Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

This committee shall be composed of three members; two minis- 
ters and one ruling elder. They shall report to the Presbytery semi- 
annually, but shall give prominence to their report at the Fall Meet- 
ing, by making it full and explicit in relation to each candidate 
under our care. 

All applications to be received as candidates for the ministry 
shall be made through this committee. 

The committee shall have oversight of all unlicensed candidates 
under the care of Presbytery and licentiates still pursuing course of 
preparation. 

All applications of candidates for financial aid shall be made 
through the comittmee. They shall recommend the continuance 
of every candidate as a beneficiary or not, according to their judg- 
ment. And they are enjoined to withhold appropriations from any 
candidate against whom there are unexplained rumors affecting his 
moral character. 

The chairman of this committee shall send to the Assembly's 
Executive Committee of Ministerial Education abstracts or copies of 
all matters pertaining to the work, such as the reception of candi- 



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dates, their progress, scholastic standing and all other such informa- 
tion as shall help that committee to make a judicious use of the funds 
of the church; and especially should the chairman give full and ex- 
plicit answers to all inquiries which the Assembly's committee may 
make of him. 

Tlie chairman of this committee shall send a copy of the Manual 
of Presbytery to each candidate and call his attention especially to 
the rules relating to candidates. 

This committee shall also represent the cause of our invalid or 
superannuated ministers or the widows and orphans of deceased 
ministers, and shall report to the Presbytery at every Fall meeting 
those needing aid. The Chairman shall receive $15.00 per year for 
expenses. 

5. — On Committee of Religious Education 

This committee shall be composed of three members, to whom 
are committed all matters concerning Sunday school and Young Peo- 
ple's Societies. 

They shall endeavor to stimulate our Sunday schools and organ- 
ize new schools at mission points; and shall arrange for ^^e holding 
of Sunday schools and institutes. 

6. — On Woman's Work 

This committee shall be composed of two ministers and one 
ruling elder. This committee shall review the work of our Woman's 
Auxiliary, submit a report of the same to Presbytery and encourage 
the work of the Auxiliary in the churches, and the organization of 
Auxiliaries where they do not exist. 

7. — The Committee of Men's Work 

This committee shall be composed of five members, four of 
whom shall be elders and one minister. The chairman of this com- 
mittee shall be an elder. 

It shall be their duty to stimulate the Men's organization in the 
churches of the Presbytery, and to seek to have organizations form- 
ed in churches where none exist. 

8. — On Educational Institutions 

This committee shall be composed of three members, and shall 
be charged with the duty of giving information and enlisting interest 
in our church institutions. 

It shall be the duty of this committee to report to the Presbytery 
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9. — On Orphans' Home 

This shall be a committee of three, whose duty it shall be to 
gather such information and make such appeals and recommenda- 
tions as will best stimulate interest in our fatherless ones. 

They shall report annually at the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

10. — On Bible Cause and Sabbath and Family Religion 

This committee shall be composed of three members. The chair- 
man shall act as corresponding member of the American Bible So- 
ciety, and of our own Central Committee of Publication; and shall 
give all needful information in reference to supplying the Bible 
to all the people. 

This committee shall also endeavor to secure a proper observance 
of the Lord's Day; and to arouse an interest in the teaching of the 
Word of God in the home, the observance of family worship and the 
proper training of our youth in the knowledge of the Lord. 

This committee shall report to the Presbytery annually at the 
Fall Meeting. 

11. — The Committee of Stewardship 

This committee shall be composed of four ministers and three 
elders, and shall be appointed by the Presbytery annually at the 
Spring Meeting and it shall be their duty to prescribe a progres- 
sive program throughout the bounds of the Presbytery making all 
apportionments adopted by the Presbytery to the various churches. 

They shall, likewise, publish in the full minutes of the Presby- 
tery a complete table of apportionment with such information as shall 
be necessary. 

4.— PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

The Presbytery shall appoint certain committees which shall 
be knoMai as Permanent Committees; which shall continue from year 
to year without change, except as necessity demands. 

1. — Printed Record of Presbytery 

This shall consist of three members, whose duty it shall be to 
examine the printed record of Presbytery. 

.2. — The Auditing Committee 

This committee shall be composed of two members. They shall 
receive from the Treasurer his accounts and vouchers as soon as pos- 
sible after the first day of April of each year, carefully examine the 
same, and report to the Presbytery at each Spring Meeting. 



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3. — Examining Committee 

This committee shall be divided into three committees, composed 
of three ministers each, and one ruling elder to be appointed by the 
Presbytery. These committees shall have assigned to them the fol- 
lowing subjects in their order: 

1. Languages, 

2. Theology. 

3. Church History, Government and Sacraments. 

4. — Historical Committee 

This committee shall be charged with the duty of collecting im- 
portant manuscripts and historical data, to be transmitted to the 
Presbytery's Historical Society of Philadelphia and shall present 
from time to time such matters as may be of more than a passing 
historical value. 

5. — Committee on Vacancy and Supply 

This committee shall be composed of three members, the Stated 
Clerk and the Chairman of the Committee on Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions and one other. Their duty shall be to co-operate with the 
Assembly's Committee. 



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(Adopted October 28, 1926, at Hawfields Church) 

Standing Rules of Orange Presbytery Touching Candidates for 
the Ministry or Licentiates applying for Licensure or Ordination. 

1. Every Candidate for Licensure or Ordination expecting to 
appear before Orange Presbytery for same, shall be directed to 
notify the Chairman of the Committee on Christian Education and 
the Stated Clerk of his intentions in writing, at least two weeks in 
advance; for definite arrangements to be made for the examination 
at the appointed hour of the regular meetings, or special hour of 
the adjourned or called meetings. 

2. When so made the Stated Clerk shall notify the Moderator 
of the Presbytery who shall immediately arrange with suitable mem- 
bers of the Examining Committee or other, members of Presbytery, 
if necessary, to be present to conduct their respective examination. 

3. The Stated Clerk shall also notify the pastor of the church 
of the hour at which the Candidate shall preach his trial sermon and 
announcement of said hour shall be made to the congregation of said 
church. 

4. When the above arrangements shall have been made and 
so announced they shall have precedence over any and all matters 
of business before the Presbytery, except upon the decision of Pres- 
bytery by majority vote. 

5. If any of the above arrangements have not been made as 
far in advance as required. Presbytery shall reserve the right to re- 
quire the candidate to appear at some later date for such examina- 
tion. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

THREE HUNDRED AND FOURTEENTH SESSIONS 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HELD IN 

AsHEBORO Presbyterian Churgh 
Randolph County, C* 
April 19-21, 1927 

AND OF 

Adjourned Meetings 



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Burlington, N. C, Dec. 7, 1926. 

Presbytery met on the above date, according to adjourn- 
ment, in the First Presbyterian church of Burlington at 2 :00 
p. m., and was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. S. M. 
Rankin. Rev. A. P. Dickson led the opening prayer. Present 
—Revs. S. M. Rankin, W. R. Potter, C. N. Morrison, N. N. 
Fleming, Jr., J. S. Garner, W. C. Rourk, A. P. Dickson, J. W. 
Mann, C. E. Hodgin, and Elders J. P. Hughes of Eno church, 
J. E. Latta of Little River church and J. A. Barnwell of Bur- 
lington church. C. E. Hodgin was elected Clerk pro tern. 

The calls from Eno and Little River churches for the 
pastoral services of Rev. J. W. Mann were read, and upon 
motion, were found in order and placed in Mr. Mann's hands, 
fn compliance with the request of Presbytery Eno church 
amended its call by increasing the salary promised from Five 
hundred dollars to Six hundred dollars per annum, and Little 
River church increased the salary promised from Five hundred 
and fifty dollars to Seven hundred dollars per annum. 

On motion the churches were heartily commended for 
their action in thus complying with the request of Presbytery. 
Mr. Mann indicated his acceptance of the calls, and the fol- 
lowing Commission was appointed to install him pastor of 
these churches, and also of Fairfield church, on the first Sun- 
day of April, 1927, or at such time as may be convenient to the 
Commission and the churches, viz.: Rev. J. S. Garner, Chair- 
man, Rev. J. S. Jones, Dr. H. S. Bradshaw and Elders S. 
Strudwick and S. G. Morgan. At Eno, Dr Bradshaw to pre- 
side, Rev. J. S. Garner to preach the sermon, and S. Strudwick 
to charge the congregation. 

At Little River, Rev. J. S. Garner to preside. Dr. Brad- 
shaw to preach the sermon, Rev. J. S. Jones to charge the 
pastor, and S. G. Morgan to charge the congregation. At 



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Fairfield, Rev. J. S. Garner to preside, Rev. J. S. Jones to 
preach the sermon, Dr. Bradshaw to charge the pastor, and 
S. Strudwick to charge the congregation. 

On motion the Home Mission Committee was requested 
to make arrangement for Rev. J. W. Mann to supply the 
North Eno church, if possible. 

On motion it was ordered that when we adjourn we do so 
to meet in the Smith Memorial Building of the First Presby- 
terian church of Greensboro, on Thursday, January 13, 1927, 
at 2 :00 p. m. 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. Cecil M. Brown 
pastor of Elmira church, reported that duty performed on 
Sunday, Nov. 28, 1926, at 7:00 p. m. Rev. W. E. Harrop 
preached the sermon from Rev. 11 :1, Dr. W. R. Potter pre- 
sided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. C. N. 
Morrison charged the pastor, and Judge D. J. Walker charged 
the congregation. 

After the reading and approval of the minutes the Pres- 
bytery adjourned to meet in the Smith Memorial Building in 
Greensboro on January 13, 1927, at 2 :00 p. m., closing with 
prayer by Rev. C. N. Morrison and the benediction by the 
Moderator. 

S. M. RANKIN, Moderator. 
C. E. HODGIN, Clerk pro tern. 



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Minutes of Adjourned Meeting 



Greensboro, N. C, Jan. 13, 1927. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in adjourned session in 
the First Presbyterian church, Greensboro, at 2:30 p. m., 
and was called to order by the last M.oderator present. Rev. 
M. S. Huske, and constituted with prayer by Rev. C. G. Smith. 

The following were present: Ministers — K. L. Whitting- 
ton, C. E. Hodgin, W. E. Harrop, M. S. Huske, A. P. Dickson, 
E. E. Gillespie, J. S. Garner, C. N. Morrison, N. N. Fleming, 
C. G. Smith, Dwight M. Chalmers, J. S. Cook, John T. Reed, 
C. M. Brown, C. F. Myers, R. N. Williams, W. R. Potter, C. 
P. Coble ; Elder — C. 0. Archbald of the Spray church. 

The object of the meeting was stated in minutes of the 
adjourned meeting at Burlington, viz. : A Season of Inter- 
cession for the Success of The-Every-Member-Canvass. Rev. 
J. S. Cook took charge of the Conference on Stewardship for 
Rev. R. E. McClure who was absent because of illness. He 
stated that the askings of the Stewardship Committee falls 
$2,500 short of the goal set by Assembly's Committee and 
$5,000 less than the amount suggested by the Synod. 

Presbytery then entered into a Conference and season of 
Intercession, as follows: Rev. C. F. Myers, D. D., and Rev. 
Dwight M. Chalmers led the Conference and prayer in behalf 
of Assembly's Causes. Mr. Chalmers used as a basis, The 
Parable of the Importunate Widow at Midnight. After dis- 
cussion there was a season of prayer. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie presented the needs of the Synod's 
Causes and suggested the following subjects of Special Prayer : 

1. That God would put into the hearts of the people to 
pay the pledges made. 

2. That God would put it into the hearts of the people 
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3. That in the Every-Member Canvass God woiild put 
into the hearts of the people to subscribe fully the quota or 
askings. A season of prayer was entered into for the Synod 
Causes. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin, led the Conference and prayer in be- 
half of the Presbytery's Causes asking special prayer for need- 
ed equipment, for new church buildings for two of our Home 
Mission churches and for five or six much needed Manses. 
Special prayer for the work of Presbytery followed this pre- 
sentation. ' 

Rev. W. E. Harrop led the Conference on the Responsi- 
bilities of the Local Church. His subject was: "The Local 
Church Measuring up to its Benevolent Responsibility." An- 
other season of prayer followed. , 

. There was no other business presented to Presbytery. 
The Minutes of this Meeting were read and approved. Pres- 
bytery then adjourned with prayer and the Apostolic bene- 
diction to meet in the Asheboi'o church, April 19, 1927, at 

,.7:30'.,p,.m^ ' . \ , 

CB.AS. F. GOmjE, Smed'CletJi:. : 
AUest—C.F. COBLE, Stated Clerk.. , < 



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Minutes of Regular Meeting 



Asheboro, N. C, April 19, 1927. 

The Presbytery of Orange met pursuant to adjournment 
in its Three Hundred and Fourteenth Session in Asheboro 
Presbyterian church, on Tuesday, April 19th, 1927, at 7:30 
p. m. 

The opening sermon was preached by the Rev. S. M. 
Rankin, the retiring Moderator ; Text : II Cor. 12 :9. Pres- 
bytery was constituted with prayer by Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

The Roll Call showed the following in attendance : 

Ministers Elders Churches 

Jonas Barclay A. C. Eay Pittsboro 

W. H. Garner Golston 

C. M. Brown Burlington, 2nd 

N. E. Clayton Milton 

C. P. Coble Carter Dalton High Point 

N. N. Fleming E. W. Scott Hawfields 

Calvin Morrow Bethlehem 

J. S. Garner A. G. Morgan Mebane 

C. E. Hodgin, D. D J. H. Dick —Westminster 

M. S. Huske D. E. Purcell ^__Eeidsville 

W. W. McMorries T. S. Neal Bethesda 

" D. E. Wilkinson Griers 

J. M. Millard E. A. Gilmer Alamance 

W. D. Moss, D. D E. C. Branson Chapel Hill 

W. E. Potter, D. D G. W. Fogleman Burlington 1st 

S. M. Eankin C. C. Brown Piedmont 

" W .A. Allison East Burlington 

C. G. Smith C M. Cox ..Asheboro 

C. N. Morrison J. W. Paisley Bethel 

" ^' L. S. Ingle Springwood 

J. W. Mann T. V. Walker — — Little Eiver 

Dwight M. Chalmers H. W. Wharton _-Church-by-Side-of-Eoad 

John T. Eeed W. B. Mayhew Glenwood 

K. L. Whittington INT. E. Eankin Bessemer 



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Ministers 

J. S. Cook 

E. C. Gilmore, D. D.. 
C. L. Wicker 

W. S. Milne 

A. P. Dickson 

E. E. Gillespie, D. D.. 

C. G. Brown 

John McEachern 



Elders 

_L. J. Baker 

_E. M. Underwood 
_J. H. Kennedy _. 
^D. A. Mcintosh _. 



.M. C. Foust 



Churches 

— Kiverview 

Sanford 

Cumnock 

Pocket 



Buffalo 



J. A. Buchanan Broadway 

W. S. Byerly Madison 

J. H. Tate Cross Eoads 

R. L. Walker Stoney Creek 

W. G. Wicker White Hill 

D. R. Aiken Greensboro 1st 

G. A. Durham Hillsboro 

J. W. Wicker Buffalo (Lee) 

D. E. Forrest Efland 

H. W. Scott Graham 

S. A. Florence Bethany 

S. B. Laird Church of Covenant 

W. L. Flannegan St. Andrews 

Rev. J. S. Garner was elected Moderator and Rev. C, M. 
Brown, Temporary Clerk. 

The Presbytery heard a cordial address of welcome from 
Mr. D. B. McCrary, Mayor of Asheboro, on behalf of the city, 
and Mr. H. M. Robbins on behalf of the church. 

Rev. C. G. Smith, Chairman on Orders, made the follow- 
ing recommendations : 

That the hours for this meeting be, 9:00 a. m. to 12:00 m.; 
2:00 p. m., to 5:00 p. m., and 7:30 p. m., to adjourn at will. That the 
hour of 2:00 p. m, tomorrow be set aside to hear Mr. J. B. .Johnston, 
Superintendent of Barium Springs, and that following this address, 
be made a special order to hear memorials of Dr T. M. McConnell and 
Rev. W. S. Wilhelm. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer till 9 :00 a. m to- 
morrow. 



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SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 9 :00 a. m., and was led in de- 
votional exercises by Rev. N. N. Fleming. 

The Minutes of the first day's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

A communication from Rev. S. R. Hope, telling of his 
work iii Miama, Fla., was read. Upon his request, Rev. S. R. 
Hope was excused from attendance upon these sessions and 
he was granted permission to labor without our bounds till 
the next stated meeting of Presbytery. The Stated Clerk was 
directed to write to Mr. Hope and assure him of our affection- 
ate interest in him, and in his work. 

A communication from Rev. M. A. Ray, stated he could 
not attend this meeting because of continued ill health. He 
was excused and the Stated Clerk directed to convey to Mr. 
Ray the sympathy of this Presbytery and our prayer for the 
recovery of his health. 

Rev. C. N. Morrison presented his resignation of Bethel 
and Springwood churches and asked that the pastoral rela- 
tion between him and these churches be dissolved and that he 
be granted a letter of dismission to the Presbytery of Mobile. 
The churches were heard from through their representatives 
who stated that in congregational meetings called for the 
purpose of considering this request of their pastor, both con- 
gregations had reluctantly concurred with their pastor in his 
request. The request was therefore granted and the pastoral 
relation between Rev. C. N. Morrison and the Springwood and 
Bethel churches was dissolved and he was granted a letter of 
dismission to the Presbytery of Mobile. 

A letter from Mr. E. J. Davis was read to the Presby- 
tery, presenting his resignation, and by a rising vote expressed 
its thanks to Mr. Davis for the very splendid and efficient serv- 
ice he has rendered in this capacity. 



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Rev. C. M. Brovm presented a request from the Elmira 
church in which by unanimous vote they asked that the name 
of the church be changed from Elmira to the Second Presby- 
terian church, Burlington. The request was granted and the 
name was changed. 

Presbytery then took up the matter of the election of 
Commissioners to the General Assembly at Eldorado, Arkan- 
sas. 

The election resulted as follows: 

Ministers: Principals — Rev. J. S. Garner, Rev. C. G. 
Smith, Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D. ; Alternates— 'Rey W. W. Mc- 
Morries, Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rev. R. E. McClure. 

Elders: Principals — R. W. Scott, W. H. Garner, E. J. 
Davis; Alternates — Montgomery, C. C. Smith, T. S. Mallory. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

Calls and Supplies — C. E. Hodgin, D. E. Purcell, Carter Dalton. 
Installations— M. S. Huske, J. A. Buchanan, W. W. McMorries. 

Statistical— J. S. Cook, H. W. Wharton, J. H. Tate, N. N. Flem- 
ing, Jr., Calvin Morrow, C. J. Angle. 

Sessional Records — J. M. Millard Chairman; 

1. D. M. Chalmers, W. H. Garner. W. S. Byerly. 

2. N. K. Claytor, W. Eourk, J. W. Wicker. 

3. J. T. Eeed, E. W. Scott, S. B. Laird. 

Nominations — E. C. Gilmore, E. M. Underwood, G. E. Durham. 
Leave of Absence — J. W. Mann, D. E. Forrest. 
Auditing Committee — T. S. Neal, A. C. Eay. 
Minutes of Synod— A. P. Dickson, J. H. Dick. 
Resolution of Thanks — S. M. Eankin, D. E. Wilkinson. 

The Special Order of the day was taken up, and Rev. C. 
E. Hodgin read the report of the Committee on Presbytery's 
Home Missions. Pending the adoption of this report Pres- 
bytery heard an address by Dr. E. E. Gillespie. The report 
was adopted as follows : 



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Your Committee has published a Bulletin which gives general in- 
formation in regard to the Home Mission work of the Presbytery. 
This Bulletin will be distributed among the members of Presbytery, 
and therefore we shall not include this general information in our 
rej^ort at this time. 

All of our seventeen groups of Home Mission churches are sup- 
plied with regular pastors at the present time, except two. The 
Madison-Stoneville group is without a regular pastor, but Madison is 
being supplied by Eev. AV. S. Milne, and Stoneville has been sup^jlied 
during the year by Mr. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., of Union Seminary. The 
other vacant group, the Buffalo group in Lee County, has called L. T. 
Edgerton, who will finish his course at Union Seminary in May, and 
will immediately thereafter assume the pastorate of this group. 

The report from regular workers in our Home Mission fields (not 
including temporary supplies or summer workers) show the following 
results: Sermons preached, 1309; pastoral visits, 4135; professions of 
faith, 118; additions to the Presbyterian Church — by profession of 
faith, 98; by letter, 75; total number of additions, 173. We are sorry 
to note that there has been a decrease in the number of additions to 
the church as compared with the report of the previous year, when we 
had 178 additions by professions of faith alone, and the total num- 
ber of additions was 231. This decrease emphasizes the importance 
of stressing the Evangelistic work in all of our fields during the com- 
ing year. 

Some of our Home Mission churches are making progress toward 
self-support. The Asheboro church would become self-supporting this 
year, were it not for a church debt which will have to be ])aid off 
during the year. Beginning with April, 1928, this church expects to 
be entirely self-supporting. The Speedwell group reduced its aj)pli- 
cation for aid this year by $200 and the Eiverview church reduced its 
application by $50.00. It should be the aim of every group to make 
some advancement each year towards self-support. 

Three of our churches have completed new church buildings dur- 
ing the past year, namely. East Burlington, Bessemer, and Bethlehem. 
Other churches have made improvements on their church buildings and 
property; the Haywood church has spent on the improvement of 
church building and grounds about $2,500.00; Mt. Vernon Springs 
church has added two Sunday school rooms; the Spray church has 
been recovered and a new heating plant installed; the Yancey ville 
church has iDurchased a new piano, and is now raising funds to im- 
prove the Cemetery. 

New church buildings are greatly needed at Stoneville and Pleas- 



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ant Grove, and we hope to be able to report at the end of this year 
that these churches have completed new buildings. 

Seven of our fields are without manses, and your committee is 
assisting two of the groups in renting homes for their pastors until 
manses can be erected. We hope that some of these group will be 
able to provide permanent homes, for their pastors during this year. 
Your Committee is planning to give assistance to the churches when 
they are ready to undertake their building program. It is the policy 
of your Committee to reserve the Foust fund, as far as possible, for 
church and manse erection and for permanent improvement of church 
property. 

Last summer Miss Maude Forsythe and Miss Cecil May Kodwell, 
of the Assembly's Training School, rendered excellent service in con- 
ducting Daily Vacation Bible Schools in our Home Mission churches. 
These workers were supported jointly by the Committee of Publica- 
tion and Sunday School Work at Eichmond, and your Home Mission 
Committee. The Committee at Eichmond informs us that they will 
not be able to co-operate with us in this work the coming summer 
on account of a lack of funds. However, we shall have one worker 
from the Assembly 's Training School this summer, and Miss Kate 
DuBose, who is giving one-half of her time to Sunday School and 
Young People 's work in this Presbytery, will devote part of her 
time this summer to Daily Vacation Bible Schools in our Home Mission 
Churches. Miss DuBose has rendered a very helpful service during 
the fall and winter in conducting Teacher Training classes, and in 
visiting and organizing Young People 's Societies. She has arranged 
for a Life-Work Conference for the young people of Orange and 
Winston-Salem Presbyteries to meet in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Greensboro, April 9th to May 1st. All the churches of the Pres- 
bytery are requested to send representatives from their Young Peo- 
ple to the Young People's Conference. 

Our Treasurer, Mr. S. G. Morgan, reports receipts and disburse- 
ments for the year, as follows: 



EECEIPTS: 



Balance, April 1, 1926 



.$ 3,036.08 



Eeceived from churches _- 
Eeceived from Forest Estate 
Eeceived from Interest 



8,670.85 
2,000.00 
176.00 



DISBUESEMENTS: 



Salaries of Workers 

Church and Manse Erection 



.$ 8,172.90 
2,233.48 



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Expense of Miss DuBbse 's work 221,32 

Expense of Synod's Stewardship Work 37.50 

Manse rent 408.75 

Expenses of Committee 337.97 



Total $11,431.92 

Appropriated by Synod's Home Mission Committee 1,450.00 

Total amount spent for work in Presbytery 12,881.92 

Balance on hand 2,453.21 



We make the following recommendations: 

1. That the North Eno church be placed in the Eno group of 
churches and be permitted to employ Rev. J. W. Mann as Stated 
Supply for the coming year, at a salary of $100 per annum. 

2. That the El Bethel church be permitted, at their own request, 
to change the terms of the call to their pastor from $300 to $300 per 
annum and that the Home Mission Committee increase the appropria- 
tion to this church $100 per annum. 

3. That the Broadway church be placed in the Jonesboro group 
of churches and that Fayetteville Presbytery be notified that the 
Broadway church will be needed to make the Jonesboro group a self- 
supporting field. • 

4. That Presbytery commend the churches that have reduced 
the amount of aid applied for from the Home Mission Committee and 
earnestly requests all the churches receiving aid to endeavor to re- 
duce the amount of their askings by at least 10 per cent each year. 

5. That the following appropriations be made for the coming 
year subject to change by the Committee, as conditions may demand: 



Asheboro $ 600.00 

Glenwood 570.00 

Bessemer 900.00 

Elmira 300.00 

Pittsboro Group 500.00 

Speedwell Group 1,200.00 

Milton Group 800.00 

Riverview 1 450.00 

Madison and Stoneville 200.00 

Leaksville and ElBethel 350.00 

Piedmont and E. Burlington 1,000.00 

Yanceyville . '350.00 



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Gulf Group 800.00 

Hawfields Group 700.00 

Eno Group 300.00 

Euphronia and Pockett 300.00 

Irving Memorial 60.00 

Piedmont Manse 300.00 

East Burlington church building _^ 500.00 

Eent for Speedwell Manse 210.00 

Salary of Chairman . 150.00 

Salary of Treasurer 50.00 

Summer Workers 50.00 

Expenses 500.00 

Secretary of Stewardship 150.00 

Church and Manse Erection 3,000.00 

New Work 1,000.00 

Total $15,490.00 

6. That evaneglistic services be held in all of our Home Mission 
churches during the summer, and that the following appointments be 
made for these meetings: 

Asheboro Eev. D. M. Chalmers 

Bessemer Dr. E. E. Gillespie 

.Elmira Arranged 

Efland Eev. S. M. Eankin 

Glenwood Eev. S. M. Eankin 

Pittsboro Dr. E. C. Gilmore 

Haywood Eev. J. S. Garner 

Goldston Eev. J. S. Cook 

Mt. Vernon Springs Eev. C. E. Hodgin, D. D. 

Speedwell Eev. W. W. McMorries 

Greenwood Eev. N. E. Claytor 

Smyrna Eev. W. W. McMorries 

Wentworth Eev. J. W. Mann 

Milton Dr. W. D. Moss 

Eed House Dr. C. F. Myers 

Gilead - Eev. J. T. Eeed 

Community Eev. C. P. Coble 

Spray Eev. A. T. Lassiter 

Eiverview Eev. S. M. Eankin 

Madison Eev. W. E. Harrop 

Stoneville Eev. Jonas Barclay 

Leaksville Arranged 

El Bethel Arranged 



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Cumnock _ 
Farmville - 
Hawfields 
Bethlehem 
Saxapahaw 



Piedmont 

East Burlington 
Yanceyville 



Bethesda 
Griers — 



Pleasant Grove 
Gulf 



Rev. C. G. Brown 

Arranged 

,__Rev. R. M. Williams 

Rev. M. S. Huske 

Dr. W. R. Potter 

Rev. C. G. Brown 

Rev. A. P. Dickson 

Rev. J. M. Millard 

Rev. K. L. Whittington 



Eno 

Little River 
Fairfield __. 
North Eno . 
Euphronia . 
Pocket 



-Arranged 
-Arranged 
-Arranged 
Arranged 



Rev. J. S. Cook 

Rev. J. S. Jones 

--_Rev. C. M. Brown 
—Rev. W. S. Milne 
Rev. R. E. McClure 



RespectfuUly submitted, 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess till 2 :00 p. m. 



SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 
Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 p. m. 

The Special Order was taken up and Mr. J. B. Johnston 
addressed the Presbytery in behalf of our Orphans' Home at 
Barium Springs. 

Upon motion each church was urged to appoint some 
member to attend to the matter of a monthly Sunday school 
offering and to be a medium of information, as to the needs 
of the institution, and to encourage liberal offerings in addi- 
tion to the Thanksgiving offering. 

A Memorial Service in honor of Rev. T. M. McConnell, 
D. D., and Rev. W. S. Wilhelm, was held. Rev. Jonas Barclay 
led the Presbytery in prayer. Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., hav- 
ing been appointed by the Moderator to propose such a me- 
morial, read the Memorial to Rev. T. M. McConnell, D. D., 
Rev. S. M. Rankin, the former Moderator, presented the 



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Memorial to Rev. W. S. Wilhelm. The Memorials were adopt- 
ed and ordered printed in the minutes. 

MEMORIAL OF REV. T. M. McCONNELL, D. D. 

It is a rare privilege in the providence of God for one to live 
seventy-five years and be permitted to preach the Gospel for a period 
of fifty-five years. Such was the experience of the subject of this 
sketch. Dr. McConnell was born in Washington County, Virginia, on 
July 13, 1851. He passed to his eternal reward January 9, 1927. It 
was fitting and significant that his earthly life should close on the 
Sabbath, the emblem of eternal rest which remaineth for the people 
of God. A brief, simple and impressive funeral service was conducted 
from his home in Greensboro, North Carolina, by Eev. Chas. F. Myers, 
D. D., and the writer of this memorial. 

He was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery in Franklin, Ten- 
nessee, on the morning of January 11, 1927. 

Dr. McConnell was the only child of William King McConnell 
and Esther Carson Maxwell. When six months old, his father died 
and shorty thereafter his mother had him baptized by Eev. Thomas 
Brown, D. D., of Abingdon, Virginia, who prayed that he might be- 
come a minister of the Gospel, and the influence of that prayer af- 
fected his whole life. At the age of sixteen, September 1, 1867, he 
united with the Beaver Spring Presbyterian church on confession of 
faith, graduated from King College, May 15, 1872, and from Union 
Theological Seminary, Virginia, April 14, 1875; licensed by Abingdon 
Presbytery, in Wytheville, Virginia, April 21, 1875, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Nashville in Nashville, Tenn., June 29, 1875. 

He was married October 1, 1879, to Miss Annie M. Wallace, of 
Franklin, Tennessee, who for twenty-seven years was his loving and 
devoted helpmeet. His second marriage was in 1909 to Mrs. Lucy 
Michaux Moss, of Greensboro, N. C, who survives him. 

He was a wise counsellor and a preacher of unusual ability. He 
was a very active and aggressive pastor, gentle, tender and sympa- 
thetic. He possessed unusual ability as an organizer in all departments 
of church activities. He served with signal ability as pastor of promin- 
ent churches in Tennessee, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Florida 
and Georgia. His ministry in all of his pastorates was crowned 
with success. He possessed evangelistic gifts of an high order and 
conducted a large number of revival services as the result of which 
many were converted, and added to the church. 

He was influential in inducing some ten or twelve young men to 
study for the ministry, one of whom is the writer of this sketch. 



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He was a prolific writer of devotional books and tracts and for 
a number of years prepared comments on the Sunday school lessons 
for the Christian Observer. Among his best known works are ^'The 
Day Dawn of Christianity," ''A Week With Jesus," ''Eve and Her 
Daughters, ' ' and * ' Messages for Men. ' ' 

The last years of his ministry were the best and most fruitful. 
He served as supply pastor most acceptably large vacant churches, 
such as Central church, Atlanta, Georgia, Winston-Salem First church, 
Winston-Salem, N. C, Eiverside church, Jacksonville, Florida, and 
the First Presbyterian church, Columbus, Ga. 

This is but a brief historical sketch of a long, and influential life. 

Only eternity will reveal the good that he accomplished, the 
mourners in Zion comforted and the large number of souls he was in- 
strumental in bringing into the Kingdom of God. 

To him may be applied with peculiar appropriateness these 
beautiful words of the Scriptures: 

' ' With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation. 
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, 
saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works 
do follow them." ^ 

"But it shall come to pass that at evening time it shall be light." 

WILLIAM E. POTTER. 

MEMORIAL TO REV. W. S. WILHELM 

Eev. Walter Wilhelm was born in Davie County, N. C, on Feb- 
ruary 23, 1878. He graduated from Davidson College with the A. B. 
degree in 1903. He graduated at Union Theological Seminary with 
the degree of B. D. in 1905. He was ordained to the ministry by 
Concord Presbytery on June 10, 1906. He was pastor of Fifth Creek 
and Bethesda churches. Concord Presbytery, from 1906 to 1909. He 
was pastor of Little Eiver, Fairfield, Eno, North Eno and Efland 
churches, Orange Presbytery, from 1909 to 1920. On the latter date 
he resigned because of failing health. He was never strong and 
healthy, and labored under that handicap all his useful life. After 
resigning from the last pastorate for seven long years he bore his 
af&iction under great patience. The end came on February 10, 1927, 
at the State Sanitorium for tubercular sufferers. He was buried at 
Franklin church, near Salisbury, N. C. 

Mr. Edmund Lotta, the clerk of the session of Little River church 
writes: ''Mr. Wilhelm was a devoted, consecrated man. The congre- 
gation with which he labored found him ever a sincere and true 
friend, faithfully he visited the sick. He was a thorough scholar of 
the Bible, giving much time and study to the teachings. ' ' Brother Wil- 



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helm was a modest man and yet of line qualities of mind and heart, 
and a man of strong faith. 

The Presbytery would extend to the aged mother and to the 
sister its profund sympathy. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

S. M. EANKIN. 

A historical sketch of the Asheboro church, prepared by 
Mrs. Hal M. Worth, was read by Elder C. M. Cox, and adopt- 
ed, as follows : 

HISTORY OF ASHEBORO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

By Mrs. Hal M. Worth 
The question of establishing a Presbyterian church in Asheboro 
agitated as early as 1848, and at the December, 1849, session of 
Orange Presbytery, held in Washington, N. C, Eev. John A. Gretter 
and Jesse Kankin were appointed as a committee to investigate and 
advise as to the practicability of establishing a Presbyterian church 
in Asheboro. 

The committee met in Asheboro on the 3rd day of May, 1850, 
with Kev. Geo. MclN"eil, Presbytery's missionary in consultation, when 
it was agreed that such a church should be organized. 

The follwing persons were received as members: Mrs. Elizabeth 
Spearman, Mrs. Margaret McNeil, and Mr. John C. Craven, on cer- 
tificates from Newbern, Philadelphia, and Greensboro, respectively. 
Also Mrs. A.^.i McCain, Mrs. Jonathan Worth, Miss Louisa Worth, 
Messrs. Hugh McCain, David Porter, Wm. B. Lane, John M. Brandon, 
Eobert E. Blair, James McCain, Jonathan Worth, John A. Craven, 
and Wm. B. Lane. 

The organization service being held in County Courthouse. This 
small band continued to worship there while taking steps to provide 
a suitable house of worship. The lot upon which this church now 
stands was purchased at a cost of $75.00. The lumber for the church 
building was given by Mr. Hugh McCain and Jonathan Worth and 
was valued at $500. The church was dedicated to the service and 
worship of God on February 29, 1852. The Eev. George McNeil was 
the first pastor of the church, serving from its organization until April 
26, 1854, when, on account of declining health, he resigned and moved 
with his family to Fayetteville. 

Dr. Simeon Colton the second pastor was installed in December, 
1855. Besides the duties of pastor, Dr. Colton retained the post as 
Principal of the Boy 's Academy, while his wife, Mrs. Colton, conduct- 
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green. On this site, is now the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Arm- 
field. The Presbyterian church being so centrally located, was used 
in the years 1870 to 1878 by all church organizations then in Ashe- 
boro, for holding a Union Sunday school. More than 90 pupils were 
on roll which indicated that this Union Sunday school was well at- 
tended, for at this time Asheboro was only a hamlet. In 1873, the 
Eev. J. Henry Smith, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of 
Greensboro, visited this church and preached for two weeks. The 
church was greatly helped by the services of this Godly man. 

In this necessarily brief sketch, it is not possible to mention all 
the men who have so spelndidly served this church as pastors and in 
other capacities: but it would be incomplete without mentioning Mr. 
David Worth Porter, who was a charter member of the church and an 
elder in the church for more than 21 years, and was selected as clerk 
of the session, a place he served in most acceptably, until his death. 
And Col. A. C. McAllister, who for more than 36 years was elder in 
the church and Superintendent of the Sunday school for a like number 
of years. 

It was during a splendid meeting held here by the late Dr. T. M. 
McCcnell, that steps were taken to remodel and enlarge the old 
church, to meet the larger demands of our congregation, and Sunday 
school, Wihile the work of remodeling was in progress the congre- 
gation worshipped in the County Court House. 

This is a new and modern building wholly different from the 
one in which our church came into existence. The work being com- 
pleted in December, 1919, services were resumed in the church. 

It is within the walls of the old church, built by the courage and 
faith of their early builders renewed by the faith and hope of its 
present supporters, that Orange Presbytery meets in this year, 1927. 

Rev. R. E. McCliire, Secretary of Stewardship, presented 

his report, and pending its adoption, Mr. J. B. Spillman, 

Synod's Secretary of Stewardship, addressed the Presbytery. 

The report was adopted, as follows : 

STEWARDSHIP REPORT 

As Secretary of Stewardship, I beg to submit the following report: 
Since the last regular meeting of Orange Presbytery your Sec- 
retary of Stewardship has endeavored to keep matters of Steward- 
ship before our churches and to stimulate an interest in our recent 
every member canvass to the best of his ability through the use of 
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During the month of February seven churches or church groups 
were visited with Mr. J. B. iSpillman in the interests of the canvass 
and in these groups there has been a distinct increase in the number 
of churches who this year report their askings subscribed in full. 

About twenty of our churches joined in the exchange of pulpits, 
February 27th, which Presbytery instructed your secretary to arrange. 

It was impossible for your Secretary to give any advance idea of 
the progress of the canvass on account of the failure of over half of 
the churches to send in an advance report. 

Combining the reports sent on the official blanks to Presbytery, 
and the advance reports sent to your Secretary, we find the follow- 
ing to be the report on the Every-Member Canvass to date: 

REPORT OF AMOUNTS SUBSCRIBED TO THE BENEVOLENT CAUSES IN 
THE EVERY-MEMBER CANVASS EOR THE YEAR BEGINNING 
APRIL FIRST, 1927. 



Church Ben. Ask. 

Alamance $ 2,196 

Asheboro 442 

Bessemer 387 

Bethany 111 

Bethel 650 

Bethesda 337 

Bethlehem 241 

Broadway 457 

Buffalo (G) 2,492 

Buffalo (L) 424 

Burlington 1st 4,140 

Burlington 2nd 361 

Chapel Hill 898 

Church of Covenant 8,402 

Ch-by-Side-of-Road 2,061 

Community 54 

Cross Roads 412 

Cumnock 132 

East Burlington 51 

Efland 33 

El Bethel 127 

Elim 27 

Eno 117 

Euphronia 130 

Fairfield 54 

Gilead 20 

Glenwood 489 

Goldston 88 

Graham 4,140 

Greensboro 1st 35,963 

Greenwood 112 

Griers 211 

Gulf 558 

Hawfields 712 

Havwood 73 

High Point 6,085 

Hillsboro 492 

Irving Memorial 20 



Amt. Sub. 
I 2,200* 
442* 
339 
40 
344 
259 
83 



Church 
Jonesboro _. 
Leaksville _. 
Little River 

Madison 

Mebane 

Milton 



2,628^ 
80 
3,458 

390^ 



1 Riverview 
Salem 



New Hope 

North Eno 

Piedmont 

Pine Grove 

Pittsboro 

I Pleasant Garden 

7,200 Pleasant Grove 

2,415* Pocket 

22 I Red House 

264 
60 
42 

t Sanford 

t Saxapahaw . 

Shiloh 

124* Smyrna 

Speedwell _ 

Spray 

Springwood 
St. Andrews 
Stoneville _. 
Stony Creek 
Wentworth . 
Westminster 
White Hill . 
Worthville 
Yanceyville 
Total Amount Benev 

olent Askings 

Total Amount Benev 
olent Subscriptions 



30 



166 
47 
4,130 
53,636 
168 
86 
423 
743 

5,000 
153 
5 



Ben. Ask. 


Amt. Sub. 


661 




260 


260* 


419 


t 


661 


675* 


3,384 


3,550* 


162 




3_ 661 


~~~66i* 


196 


80 


21 


t 


144 


120 


21 




208 


208* 


69 


T 


58 


127 




215 


108 


2,916 


3,060* 


95 


78 


131 


t 


4,650 


4,650* 


58 


37 


200 


180 


64 


50 


161 


161* 


390 


151 


285 


288* 


474 




60 


198 


150 


13 




6,644 


6,644* 


198 


163 


"ieo 





f 97,646 
$106,406 



* After amounts subscribed indicates "subscribed in full." 
t means church reported but made no canvass. 



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OUTSTANDING FACTS CONCERNING THE CANVASS 
22 Churches with a total Askings of $4,128 made no report or report- 
ed no canvass made. 
31 Churches reported Canvass but lacked $5,959 of reaching their 
total Askings. 
8 Churches reported Askings subscribed in full. 
11 Churches OVERSUBSCRIBED their Askings by a margin of $18,- 



311. 

Total Number Subscriptions for Benevolences 5,12-4 

Total Number Subscriptions for Current Expenses 5,301 

Total Amount Subscriptions for Current Expenses $ 141,729 

Total Amount Subscribed for BOTH CAUSES $ 248,135 

Total Number Tithers reported by 32 churches 608 

Total Family Altars reported by 26 churches 364 

Total amount Pastors ' Salaries $ 66,404 

Total number increases in Salary 7 

Number Churches reporting salary paid in full 42 

Total Value Church Buildings and Grounds $ 394,500 

Total Value Manses (twenty-seven) $ 172,400 

Total Indebtedness on Churches and Manses $ 133,135 

Number Churches reporting no debt on property 26 



Recommendations : 

1. That this report be printed in full in the minutes. 

2. That the attention of the churches not reporting be called to 
the fact that their failure to report has caused his report to be in- 
accurate, and that they be urged to take such canvass immediately 
and report same to your Secretary of Stewardship by May 1st, if 
possible, to allow a corrected report of our Canvass to be sent to 
the General Assembly. 

3. That the attention of all pastors and officers be called to pre- 
vious actions of this Presbytery urging remittances through Rev. C. 
G. Smith, Treasurer, Asheboro, N, C, and the importance of holding 
separate and apart the Benevolent and Current Expense contributions 
of their members. 

Respectfully submitted, 
R. E. McCLURE, Secretary of Stewardship. 

Mr. A. C. Ray made a report on Men's Work and offered 
the following recommendation, which was adopted: 

The committee on Men's Work recommend that the pastors and 
sessions make effort to perfect an organization of the Men of the 



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Church under the Assembly plan in every church possible, and as- 
sign some work on the prescribed program to such men as will do 
the work. 

A. C. EAY, Chairman. 

Miss Kate DiiBose addressed the Presbytery with refer- 
ence to the coming gathering of the Young People 's Life Work 
Conference at Greensboro, April 30, May 1. She also spoke 
of the Daily Vacation Bible School work in our Presbytery. 
Presbytery approved Miss DuBose's work and the conference 
to be held and commended it to our churches. 

Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D,,D., submitted the following report 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, which was 
adopted, as follows: 

REPORT OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINISTERIAL 

RELIEF 

The Assembly's Committee reports receipts for the last year of 
$311,500, which is $19,000 less than the year before, leaving the Com- 
mittee in debt $36,500. This Presbytery gave $6,460 and received 
for candidates for the ministry, beneficiaries of relief and student 
loan fund, $6,165, while the Synod received for University work 
$1,150. 

Education — The Presbytery has under its care fifteen candidates 
for the ministry who received aid of $1,450, and three young women 
at the Training School who were aided by $500. 

Relief — The P'resbytery had on its rolls for part of the year five 
ministers and five widows, who received aid of $3,856. 

Revs. McCorkle and Milne have been put on the Honorably Re- 
tired Roll. 

One minister. Rev. W. S. Wilhelm, and one widow, Mrs. Laura A. 
Gihnore, died during the year. 

We recommend approval of application of Rev. S. R. Hope, $600; 
Rev. M. A. Ray, $800; Mrs. A. W. Crawford, $300; Mrs. Sue W. Hern- 
don, $250; Mrs. Lou Palmer, $120 and Mrs. Ella M. Thom, $300. 

The Assembly 's Committee reports the Student Loan Fund as be- 
ing entirely exhausted. We urge liberality on the part of our people 
to enable our Church to do its greatly needed work for its young 
people and for its aged dependents. 

ROBERT C. GILMORE, Chairman. 

After prayer Presbytery took recess till 7 :30 p. m. 



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SECOND DAY— Evening Session 
Presbytery reconvened at 7 :30 p. m. 

The Special Order being in the interest of Foreign Mis- 
sions. Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., read the report on the cause. 
Pending its adoption Presbytery had the pleasure of hearing 
two very able addresses, the first by Rev. John McEachern of 
Korea. The report was then adopted, as follows: 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions herewith submits its semi- 
annual report. It is encouraging to report that despite the disturb- 
ed conditions in some of the countries in which our Church is at work, 
notably China, the Gospel has made progress and has proved to the 
power of God unto salvation unto thousands of souls who were once 
benighted. We endeavor in this report to give only a brief survey of 
the field and a brief summary of the work accomplished. 

AFEICA 

In the Belgian Congo our 79 missionaries have 16,397 living con- 
verts out of a population of 2,000,000. Thousands having passed 
from death unto life. 

BRAZIL 

In Brazil we now have 53 missionaries and 192 preaching points. 
In connection with these preaching points we have 5,000 communi- 
cants and a Sunday school membership of over 4,000. 

CHINA 

In spite of war in China our work in 1926 went steadily forward. 
Among the 18,000,000 who constitute our Church's parish in this 
greatest of mission fields, we have 198 missionaries, 381 regular 
preaching points, 12,000 communicants, 7,600 in mission schools, and 
lljOOO in Sunday school. 

JAPAN 

Among the 60 millions in Japan we have only 1,600 communicants, 
40,000 having been turned over to the native church. 

KOREA 

Among the 3,000,000 for whom we have assumed responsibility 
we have 92 missionaries and 10,200 communicants. 

MEXICO 

Among the 2,125,000 assigned us in Mexico we have missionaries 
and 52 native workers and 2,564 communicants. 



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There were nearly 6,000 additions to our Church in the Foreign 
Field last year. But what are these among so many? Much land 
r mains to be possessed. 

WOULD CHRIST APPROVE THIS PROPOSITION? 

For the year ending March 31st, 1926, of every $11.00 given by 
our Church for any and every purpose, $10.00 remained in our Southern 
States where one out of every three persons, according to the United 
States census, is a Protestant Church member, and only $1.00 carried 
Christ to the unreached millions in our Foreign Parish; of our 2,235 
ministers 2,095 remain in the homeland, while 140, or only one in 16 
are preaching Christ to the heathen world; of our 462,177 members, 
461,817 remain at home, while 360 have gone forth as missionary 
teachers, doctors, and nurses, or only one in 184. Would Christ ap- 
prove these proportions? 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Church Schools of Missions studying the approved mis- 
sion study book be organized in all our churches during January, 
1928. 

2. That Sunday Schools and Young People 's Societies give 
prayer for Foreign Missions a definite place in their programs, using 
the booklet, ' ' Our Prayer Each Week. ' ' 

3. That the Sunday Schools study our Mexico Mission work 
this year and apply their foreign mission gifts to the $60,000 to be 
raised this year by our Sunday Schools for Mexico, such offerings 
to be credited on their local churches ' Foreign Mission apportion- 
ments. 

4. That Young People's Societies apply their foreign mission 
offerings to the Special missionaries assigned by the General As- 
sembly to Young People 's Societies for support, such offerings to be 
credited as above. 

5. That ministers keep foreign missions, in its scriptural em- 
phasis and proportion, before their people by frequent sermons and 
by visits of foreign missionaries, such visits being gladly arranged 
for by the foreign mission office upon request. 

6. That churches, societies, and individuals assume, .wherever 
practicable, definite responsibility for definite parts of the foreign 
mission work. 

Respectfully submitted, 
WILLIAM R. POTTER, Chairman. 



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A collection was taken to defray travelling expenses of 
our missionary speakers. The amount was $25.21. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. P. 
Coble, till 9 :00 a. m., tomorrow. 



THIED DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 9 :00 a. m., and devotional ex- 
ercises were led by Rev. C. M. Brow^n. 

Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and approved. 

Rev. AV. W. McMorries presented the report on Assem- 
bly's Home Missions, which was adopted, as follows: 

ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSION REPORT 

The Committee on Assembly's Home Missions is glad to report 
a slightly improved financial situation over last year. The total re- 
ceipts for the year were $571,818.65, a gain of $29,673, over income 
from the same sources in 1926, but $5,013 less than the total income 
for 1925. 

By a severe reduction in appropriations to the Presbyteries and 
missions and postponing all building operations, all obligations for 
the year were paid, and the bank debt was reduced from $86,500 to 
$60,521. 

The Committee would emphasize again the far-reaching and 
many sided work of the Assembly's Home Missions. This Commit- 
tee is aiding, either directly or in co-operation with the Presby- 
teries and Synods, in the support of 757 workers — evaneglists, teach- 
ers, physicians, nurses and Bible women. This army of Home Mis- 
sionaries is conducting 855 mission enterprises — churches, schools, mis- 
sions, hospitals, dispensaries, with 387 outstations and unorganized 
preaching points in the mountains, among the Negroes, the Immi- 
grants, the Indians, the Mexicans, the Jews, and the unchurched mil- 
lions in crowded cities and in lonely country places. 

It is impossible to determine the number of people touched di- 
rectly or indirectly by the Assembly 's Home Mission enterprises. 
When it is realized, however, that the work is conducted in nearly 
1,241 communities and nearly one-fourth of the churches of the As- 
sembly are aided by Assembly's Home Mission funds; that every pu- 
pil in a mission school means a contact with a family, and the multi- 
tudes reached by the evangelists are considered, the far reaching in- 



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fluence of the Assembly's Home Mission work upon the life of the 
Church and the nation will be better understood. 

Through the efforts of these workers 6,789 persons were added 
to the Church upon profession of faith, and 3,842 were received by 
certificate. 

It is also gratifying to note that with the help of the Assembly's 
Committee, twenty-four new churches were organized during the 
year, and fifty Home Mission churches were brought to self-support. 
The Presbyteries, aided by the Assembly's Committee, seventy-nine 
new Sunday Schools and 190 Opportunities for the organization of 
new churches. 

Before the close of the year the Committee notified all the Pres- 
byteries and missions expecting aid that the inadequate funds would 
necessitate another reduction in appropriations, and requested each 
Pr sbytery and mission to reduce its application to the lowest pos- 
sible figure. After this reduction was made by the Presbyteries and 
institutions the applications for assistance totalled $815,267 and this 
was urged as the irreducible minimum for the various Assembly's 
Home Mission enterprises this year. 

The annual Home Mission day in the Sunday School has been 
changed from November to the last Sunday in June. The Committee 
is asking the Sunday School to make a special offering on this date 
to complete the sorely needed building at Highland School, Guerrant, 
Ky. The co-operation of all our schools is earnestly desired. 

The following recommendations are oifered: 

1. That the Sunday School be urged to study Home Missions as 
a part of the Church 's great missionary responsibility, and that the 
gifts on Home Mission Day, Sunday, June 6, 1927, be applied to the 
Highland School Building, Guerrant, Ky. 

2. That the Young People 's Societies be urged to apply their 
Home Mission Offerings to the Blue Eidge Academy, which school 
the General Assembly has assigned them as their special responsi- 
bility. 

3. That the Prebytery endorse the Week of Prayer for Home 
Missions, November 13-20, and urge its observance in all the churches 
as an occasion for giving information and advancing the interests 
of this growing work. 

4. That the Presbytery urge all pastors to preach upon Home 
Missions in November, the Home Mission month, and all churches 
not taking the Every-Member Canvass for benevolence be urged to 
make an offering for this cause. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

W. W. McMOKEIES, Chairman. 



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Rev. Jonas Barclay submitted the following report on 
Synod's Educational Institutions, which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Schools and Colleges is glad to report an in- 
creasing total received for Educational Institutions during the past 
year, and past several years Orange Presbytery has contributed 
$6,280.46, which is an increase over last year of $466.21. 

Contributions in the Synod have increased from $6,447.91 in 
1920 to $45,064.00 in 1926-1927. 

Of course in this time our population and our wealth have grown 
and so have our needs. Increasingly as the years go by do we feel 
the imperative necessity of encouraging the work of Christian Educa- 
tion. 

Presbytery would lay this great cause on the hearts of God's 
people and would again commend Flora McDonald and Peace Insti- 
tute to the liberality of the churches in the struggle they are now 
making for funds. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JONAS BAECLAY, Chairman. 

A letter from President W. J. Martin of Davidson Col- 
lege, was read and received as information. 

Rev. C. P. Coble presented some facts concerning the 
financial needs of Union Seminary, inviting the members of 
the Presbytery to attend the inaugural exercises of Rev. B. 
R. Lacy at the Seminary, May 10, was read and received as 
information. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D. D., and Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D. 
D., were elected representatives to bear greetings from this 
Presbytery at the inauguration of President Lacy. 

Rev. R. E. McClure presented a resolution proposing the 
formation of a League for the Erection of Churches and 
Manses to be known as the ''D. I. Craig Church and Manse 
Erection League." A Special Committee consisting of Rev. 
C. E. Hodgin, Rev. J. S. Garner, Rev. R. E. McClure, Rev. 
N. N. Fleming were elected to consider the matter and report 
at an adjourned meeting 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin submitted the following report for 
the Committee on Calls and Supplies, which was adopted: 



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A call lias been placed in our hands from the Buffalo church in 
Lee County, for the pastoral services of Mr. Luther T. Edgerton, at 
a salary of $500 per annum, payable monthly. The call is made out 
in regular form, and we recommend that it be found in order and 
placed in the hands of Mr. Edgerton. 

The officers of El Bethel church request permission to change 
terms of this call to their pastor from $300 to $200 per annum. We 
recommend that this request be granted. 

The officers of Griers church request permission to change the 
terms of their call to their pastor from $300 to $250. We recommend 
that this request be referred to the Home Mission Committee with 
power to act. 

C. E. HODGIN, 
CARTER DALTON, 

D. E. PURCELL. 

Rev. M. S. Huske reported for the Committee on In- 
stallation, that nothing had been referred to his committee. 

Mr. T. S. Neal reported for the Auditing Committee. The 
report was adopted, as follows : 

Your Committee begs to report that Mr. Dixon having been ap- 
pointed by the Home Mission Committee to audit Treasurer Mor- 
gan 's books did some time ago audit them up to March 1st. In con- 
sequence of this Mr. Morgan only brought his vouchers with him 
from March 1st to present date. Mr. Dixon was secured to complete 
the audit up to date, balancing and verifying bank account. Mr. 
Dixon reports that same is being accurately kept. 

T. S. NEAL. 

Rev. W. C. Rourk submitted the following report in Print- 
ed Records of Presbytery, which was adopted: 

Your Committee on the Printed Records of Presbytery have ex- 
amined them and find the records in good shape. 
We have no recommendations to offer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM C. ROURK, Chairman. 

A petition bearing thirty-eight names, asking that a 
church be organized at Coal Glen in Chatham County, was 
read and referred to a special committee consisting of Rev. 
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Kennedy, for the advice and recommendation at adjourned 
meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. R. E. McClure proposed an Overture to the General 
Assembly asking for separate columns in the statistical table 
for the number of Tithers and number of Family Altars. 
Presbytery declined to make the overture. 

Rev. John T. Reed submitted the report of the Committee 
on Sessional Records, which was adopted, as follows : 

The following Church Eecords were approved with no excep- 
tions: 1st Church, Greensboro, Leaksville, Broadway, Bethel, Spring- 
wood, Buffalo, (Lee County,) Bessemer, White Hill, Hawfields, Eeids- 
ville, Burlington 1st, Pittsboro, Kiverview, Mebane, Cross Eoads, 
El Bethel, Asheboro, Church-by-the-Side-of-the-Koad, St. Andrews, 
Community, Greenwood, Cumnock, Church of the Covenant, Sanford, 
Piedmont, Graham, High Point, Buffalo, Greensboro. 

Approved with minor exceptions: Goldston, Pocket, Smyrna, Sec- 
ond Burlington, Speedwell, Saxapahaw, Shiloh, Efland, Eno, Hillsboro, 
Eiverview, Gilead, Glenwood, Bethlehem, Little Eiver, Mt. Vernon 
Springs, Bethesda. These churches either failed to send their records 
to last Presbytery or have no statistical report, or no quarterly 
meeting or failed to open and close with prayer. Most of the books 
are neat and clearly written. This committee would recommend that 
everything be written out rather than printed and posted in the 
books. Also that the dates be written on the margin of the page. 



Rev. J. S. Cook presented the report on Religious Educa- 
tion and Young People's Work, which was adopted: 

TOTAL MEMBEESHIP 



J. M. MILLAED, 
D. M. CHALMEES, 



W. H. GAENEE, 
W. S. BYEELY, 
N. E. CLAYTOE, 
W. EOUEK, 



J. W. WICKEE, 
J. T. EEED, 



E. W. SCOTT, 
S. B. LAIED. 



Senior Christian Endeavor 

J)itermediate Christian Endeavor 



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Junior Christian Endeavor 227 

Boy's Groups ^ 134 

Girl's Groups 149 

Other Forms 79 

Total Membership in all Y. P. Organizations 1742 

TOTAL GIFTS EEPOETED 

Foreign Missions $262.00 

Assembly's Home Missions 65.00 

Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief 170.00 

Publication and Sabbath School Work 9.00 

Bible Cause 1.00 

Synod's Home Missions 22.00 

Orphans' Homes 48.00 

Educational Institutions 50.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 42.00 



Most of the organizations are under the control of the session and 
stress the activities which promote the growth of the societies and 
the uplift of their lives. 

EEPOET ON SABBATH SCHOOLS 



Number of Schools 59 

Total Eegular Pupils 7304 

Cradle Eoll 468 

Home Department 36 

Officers and Teachers 706 

Total Membership 9141 

Pupils added to the Church 166 

BENEVOLENT CONTEIBUTIONS 

Foreign Missions $ 1,254.00 

Assembly 's Home Missions 269.56 

Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief 253.00 

Publication and Sabbath School Work 833.00 

Assembly 's Training School 518.00 

Bible Cause 13.00 

Synod 's Home Missions 161.00 

Orphans' Homes 3,092.00 

Educational Institutions 142.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 822.00 

Current Expenses 7,703.00 

Miscellaneous 2,812.00 



Grand Total $17,073.00 



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Eev. A. P. Dickson reported on Minutes of Synod. The 
report was adopted, as follows : 

Your Committee on Minutes of Synod begs leave to report that 
the last Synod took no action requiring the especial attention of 
this session of Orange Presbytery. 

A. P. DICKSON, Chairman. 
Rev. S. M. Rankin reported for the Committee on Reso- 
lution of Thanks, which was adopted, as follows : 

Again individually and as a Presbytery, we wish to thank the 
Presbyterian church at Asheboro for extending to us the invitation 
to meet here. We have thoroughly enjoyed your gracious hospitality, 
and we most sincerely thank you and the friends of other churches 
for the many kindnesses and delightful entertainment given us. 
May God's richest blessing abide with you. 

S. M. EANKIN, Chairman. 

Rev. J. S. Garner reported on the installation of Rev. 
N. N. Fleming, which was adopted, as follows : 

The Commission to install Eev. N. N. Fleming, Jr., as pastor of 
Bethlehem and Hawfields churches, met at Bethlehem church on No- 
vember 28th, at 3:00 p. m. The following members of the Commission 
were present: Eev. J. M. Millard, J. S. White and Eev. J. S. Garner. 

Eev J. S. Garner preached a sermon, using 1st Tim. 3:17 as his 
text, and afterwards called the Commission to order and propounded 
the constitutional questions. After these questions had been ans- 
wered in the affirmative, Eev. J, M. Millard delivered the charge to 
the pastor, and Elder J. S. White charged the congregation. The 
service was concluded by prayer. 

The same Commission met at the Hawfields church at 7:30 on the 
same day. Eev. J. M. Millard preached, using as his text, 1st Cor. 
10:4. Eev. J. S. Garner presided and propounded the constitutional 
questions, after which he charged the pastor and Elder J. S. Wiiite 
charged the congregation. 

After the services were concluded at both churches, each congre- 
gation as a whole came forward and gave to him the right hand of 
fellowship in token of their hearty reception. 

J. S. GAENEE, Chairman. 

Rev. J. S. Garner reported on the installation of Rev. 
J. W. Mann at Little River, Eno, and Fairfield and the report 
was adopted: 

The Commission to install to Eev. J. W. Mann as pastor of Little 
Eiver, Fairfield and Eno Churches met at Little Eiver church April 



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lOth at 11:00 a. m. The following members were present: Eev. J. 
S. Jones, Elder S. G. Morgan and Eev. J. S. Garner. 

Kev. J. S. Jones preached the sermon, using Isaiah 28:16 as his 
text. Eev. J. S. Garner called the commission to order, presided and 
propounded the constitutional questions. The pastor was charged by 
Eev. J. S. Garner and the congregation by Elder S. G. Morgan. The 
Commission took recess to meet at the Fairfield church at 3:00 p. m. 

At the Fairfield church, Eev. J. S. Garner preached, using as 
his text Matt. 9:37-38; he also presided and propounded the consti- 
tutional questions, Eev. J. S. Jones charged the pastor and Elder 
S. G. Morgan charged the congregation. The Commission then took 
recess to meet at the Eno church at 7:30 p. m. 

At the Eno church Eev. J. S. Garner preached, using as his text 
Eev. 22:17; he also presided and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Eev. J. S. Jones charged the pastor and Elder S. G. Morgan 
the congregation. 

At the conclusion of each service, each congregation came for- 
ward as a whole and gave to Eev. J. W. Mann the right hand of 
fellowship in token of hearty reception. The meeting of the Com- 
mission at each church was opened and closed with prayer. 

J. S. GAENEE, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Woman's Work was pre- 
sented by Rev. K. L. Whittington and adopted, as follows: 
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WOMEN'S WORK 

There were 43 churches reporting a total membership of 2,125. 



Their gifts were as follows: 

Foreign Missions $ 12,479 

Assembly's Home Missions 2,554 

Christian Education and Ministerial Eelief 1,292 

Publication and Sunday School Work 230 

Assembly's Training School 41 

Bible Cause 110 

Synod 's Home Missions 1,657 

Orphans' Homes 2,744 

Educational Institutions 2,537 

Presbytery's Home Missions 1,397 



Total Benevolent Contributions $ 24,941 

Amount given to local church work 4,605 

Miscellaneous contributions 24,941 



Total to all causes $ 31,894 



K. L. WHITTINGTON. 



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Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Bethesda church 
to have its next meeting there, and the time was fixed Tuesday, 
October 18, 1927, at 7:30 o'clock p. m. 

Rev. R. E. McClure presented the following resolution, 
which was adopted: 

That Orange Presbytery set aside one hour both Wednesday and 
Thursday mornings of the Fall sessions in 1927, for the purpose of en- 
gaging in Bible Study, to be led by some capable Bible teacher who 
shall be selected by a committee composed of the Moderator, the 
Stated Clerk and the pastor of the church in which sessions of Pres- 
bytery are held; that this teacher be invited to come on a cost basis, 
same to be paid out of our Presbytery's treasury; and that Presbytery 
urge the full attendance of her ministers and elders on the fall ses- 
sions and encourage the general attendance of all who can come to 
these Bible study hours. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming reported for the Committee on Sta- 
tistics. The diligence of Mr. Fleming and Elder J. H. Tate 
was commended, and the report was adopted. 

Mr. E. J. Davis, Treasurer of Presbytery submitted the 
following report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY 

Bal. Apr. 1 
Receipts Disbursm'ts 1927 

Foreign Missions $23,294.08 $23,268.91 $ 25.17 

Assembly's Home Missions 11,487.50 11,475.41 12.09 

Synod's Home Missions 8,893.39 8,885.83 7.56 

Presbytery's Home Missions 10,054.80 10,045.36 . 9.44 

Christian Ed. & Min. Belief 6,145.61* 6,139.94 5.67 

S. S. Ext'n. & Publication 1,987.62 1,986.11 1.51 

Educational Institutions 6,155.79 6,149.23 6.56 

Union Theological Seminary 928.93 927.94 .99 

Bible Cause 563.49 563.04 .45 

Orphans' Home 7,114.53 7,108.86 5.67 

Assembly's Training School 533.48 533.04 .44 

Protestant Eelief in Europe 39.63 39.63 

Lord's Day Alliance 11.67 11.67 

Equipment Fund 7.00 7.00 

Challenege Fund 227.00 227.00 

Near East Eelief 39.35 39.35 

Special Presbyterial Tax 102.00 56.66 45.34 

Presbyterial Fund 2,596.57 1,724.61 871.96 

Totals $80,182.44 $79,189.59 $992.85 



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A remittance of $9.22 is not included in the above, the money not 
having been received by me owing to the failure of the Bank Loan 
and Trust Company of Sanford, N. C. Claim has been made on the 
Eeceiver and Presbytery will share with the other creditors in the 
distribution of the assets. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

E. J. DAVIS, Treasurer. 

We have audited the Treasurer's books and Annual Eeport and, 
with the exception of minor errors which have been corrected. We 
find the books neatly and accurately kept and vouchers present for 
all disbursements. 

We find the Annual Eeport correct? and the balance $992.85 agrees 
with the bank balance, 
Greensboro, N. C, April 18th, 1927. 

J. C. CEAWFOED, 
W. L. SHAEPE, 

Auditing Committee. 

After prayer by Rev. J. W. Mann, Presbytery took recess 
till 1 :30 P. M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened for business at 1 :30. 

The Committee on Nominations, nominated Rev. C. G. 
Smith, of Asheboro, Treasurer of Presbytery. Mr. Smith was 
elected to this office. 

The Committee on Nominations made ■ recommendations 
for Committees and Trustees which were adopted aiid will be 
found in list at close of minutes. 

Mr. E. J. Davis made a report of churches with regard to 
Presbyterial Tax. The report was adopted. 

The following churches are in arrears on regular Presby- 
terial Fund for the year beginning April 1, 1926 : 



El Bethel — - ' $2.00 

Eno $2.00 

Euphronia 3.00 

Goldston 1.00 

Irving Memorial 1.00 



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Jonesboro 12.75 

Piedmont 4.00 

Pittsboro - - 1.00 

Pleasant Garden 2.00 

Salem 3.00 

Spray _ — 6.00 

Stoneville 1.00 

White Hill 4.00 



E. J. DAVIS, Treasurer. 

Mr. J. W. Mann gave the report for the Committee on 
Leave of Absence. The report was adopted as follows: ' 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence would ask that the follow- 
ing ministers and elders be excused after 4:00 P. M. Wednesday: 

Ministers: C. N. Morrison, W. S. Milne, C. L. Wicker, A. P. 
Dickson; Ruling Elders: H. W. Scott, S. A. Florence, D. E. Forrest, 
D. E. Purcell, J. H. Dick, J. H. Kennedy, M. C. Foust, L. S. Ingle, 
W. S. Byerly, George W. Fogleman. 

After 10:00 P. M. Wednesday: 

Ministers: J. M. Millard, D. M. Chalmers, K. L. Whittington; 
Ruling Elders: W. H. Garner, R. A. Gilmer, J. W. Paisley, J. A. 
Buchanan. 

After 12:00 Thursday: 

Ministers: W. W. McMorries; Elders: T. S. Neal, W. L. Flen- 
niken, W. G. Wicker. 

Respectfully yours, 

J. W. MANN, Chairman, 
D. E. FORREST, 

Committee. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D. D., presented the needs of the 
North Carolina Home at Montreat, and on motion the churches 
were asked to take a special offering for this cause on the 5th 
Sunday in May or at some other time convenient. An of- 
fering of $26.00 was made for this cause by the Presbytery. 
The motion prevailed that when this Presbytery adjourns, it 
do so to meet in the Westminster church, Greensboro, N. C, 
June 21st, at 2 :00 p_. m. 

Mr. R. W. Scott was appointed to present for Presbytery 
to the General Assembly a beautiful Gavel, made from wood 
from the original site of the historic Hawfields church. Mr. 



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Scott had the gavels made and has presented one to the Pres- 
bytery and one to the Synod of North Carolina. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

After singing "Blest Be the Tie That Binds," and prayer 
and the Apostolic benediction, Presbytery adjourned to meet 
at Westminster church, Greensboro, N. C, June 21, 1927, at 
2 :00 p. m. 

The next stated meeting convenes in the Bethesda church, 
October 18, 1927, at 7 :30 p. m. 

J. S. GARNER, Moderator. 

JONAS BARCLAY, Permanent Clerk, 
C. M. BROWN, Temporary Clerk. 



Attest— CKAS. P. COBLE, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY 



I. OFFICERS 
Moderator — Rev. J. S. Garner. 
Stated Clerk— Eev. C. P. Coble. 
Permanent Clerk — Rev. Jonas Barclay. 
Treasurer — Rev. C. G. Smith. 

11. TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery— Mr. A. M. Scales, Mr. R. R. King, Mr. H. W. 
Wharton, Mr. E. S. Parker, Jr., Mr. G. W. Denny. 

2. Of Davidson College— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. M. S. Huske, 
Mr. Don E. Scott, Mr. T. D. Dupuy. 

3. Of Flora McDonald College— (One Year, Fall of 1927) Rev. S. 
M. Rankin, Mr. R. G. A^aughn, Mr. L. P. Wilkins; (Two Years, Fall of 
1928) Rev. J. S. Garner, Rev. C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. A. M. Scales, 
Mr. S. Strudwick; (Three Years, Fall of 1929) Mr. H. Smith Richard- 
son, Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., Rev. R. C. Gilmore, Mr. J. Harvey 
White. 

4. Of Glade Valley High School— (One Year, Fall of 1927) Rev, 
S. M. Rankin, Mr. McBride Holt, (Three Years, Fall of 1929) Mr. G. 
W. Denny, Mr. E. P. Wharton, Mr. R. R. King. 

5. Trustees of Peace Institute — Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, D. D., 
Hon. A. M. Scales, (Term, Six Years.) 

III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman; Rev. M. S. 
Huske, Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., Rev. A. P. Dickson, Rev. C. P. 
Coble, Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. J. Harvey White, Mr. T. D 
Dupuy, Mr. S. G. Morgan, Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Foreign Missions — Rev. W. R. Potter, D. D., Chairman; Rev. 
C. F. Myers, D. D., Mr. E. J. Davis. 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — Rev. W. W. Mc- 
Morries, Chairman; Mr. A. W. McAlister, Rev. S. M. Rankin. 



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4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Kev. E. C. Gil- 
more, D. D., Chairman; Eev. J. M. Millard, Dr. W. C. Smith. 

5. Religious Education — Eev. J. S. Cook, Chairman; Eev. W. S. 
Milne, Mr. John O. Corbett. 

5. Woman's Work — Eev. J. S. Jones, Chairman; Eev. J. S. Gar- 
ner, Eev. C. M. Brown, Eev. K. L. Whittington. 

7. Men's Work — Mr. A. C. Eay, Mr. Harry Barton, Eev. W. E. 
Harrop. 

8. Synodical Schools and Colleges — Eev. Jonas Barclay, Eev. P. 
H. Gwynn, Mr. E. W. Scott. 

9. Orphan Homes — Eev. E. M. Williams, Eev. J. M. Millard, Mr. 
T. E. Foust. 

10. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Eev. M. S. 
Huske, Eev. E. C. Gilmore, D. D., Mr. E. A. Gilmer. 

11. Stewardship — Eev. E. E. McClure, Chairman and Secretary; 
Eev. S. M. Eankin, Mr. T. D. Blair, Mr. A. C. Eay, Eev. C. P. Coble, 
Eev. W. E. Harrop, Mr. McBride Holt. 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Printed Records of Presbytery — Eev. W. C. Eourk, Eev. C. 
L. Wicker, Mr. J. A. Eankin. 

2. Auditing Committee— Mr. W. L. Sharpe, Mr. Irvin Crawford. 

3. Historical Committee— Eevs. C. P. Coble, C. E. Hodgin, M. S. 
Huske. 

4. Vacancy and Supply— Eevs. C. P. Coble, S. M. Eankin, C. E. 
Hodgin. 

V. EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

1. Languages — Eev. P. H. Gwynn, Eev. C. E. Hodgin, Eev. W. 

D. Moss, D. D. 

2. Theology— Eev. E. M. Williams, Eev. S. M. Eankin, Eev. W. 

E. Potter. 

3. Church History, Government and Sacraments — Eev. T. M. 
McConnell, D. D., Chairman; Eev. C. P. Coble, Eev. C. L. Wicker. 



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Roll of Presbytery 



H. S. BRADSHAW, D. D. Hillsboio, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. C. BROWN Canton, N. C. 

C. G. BROWN Reidsville, N. C. 

C. M. BROWN Burlington, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

C. P. COBLE - High Point, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Leaksville, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Greensboro, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Mebane, N. C. 

J. S. GARNER Mebane, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D. D Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D. D. Sanford, N. C. 

P H. GWYNN Spray, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D. D Greensboro, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP __Graham, N C. 

S. R. HOPE Miama, Fla. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

J. S. JONES Burlington, N. C. 

W. P. McCORKLE Burlington, N. C. 

JOHN McEACHERN Kunsan, Korea 

R. E. McCLURE Leaksville, N. C. 

W. W. McMORRIES Yanceyville, N. C. 

W. S. MILNE Greensboro, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Greensboro, N. C, R. F. D. 

W. D. MOSS, D. D. Chapel Hill, N. C. 

E. C. MURRAY, Jr. Zitacuaro, Mexico 

C. F. MYERS, D. D. Greensboro, N. C. 

W. R. POTTER, D. D. Burlington, N. C. 

S. M. RANKIN _ Greensboro, N. C. 

M. A. RAY Raeford, N. C. 

W. C. ROURK Burlington, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH Greensboro, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH Asheboro, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D. D. Richmond, Va. 

C. L. WICKER Gulf, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON Greensboro, N. C. 

R. M. WILLIAMS Greensboro, N. C. 

J. W. MANN Cedar Grove, N. C. 

DWIGHT M. CHALMERS Greensboro, N. C. 

JOHN T. REED Glenwood, N. C. 



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COMMISSIONEKS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR TEN YEARS 



1917 Ministers — E. R. Leyburn, S. M. Rankin, O. G. Jones. 
Elders— C. S. Gilmer, R. P. Richardson, T. R. Foust. 

1918 Minister— W. P. Robertson. 
Elder— S. Strudwick. 

1919 Ministers— C. P. Coble, Donald Mclver, E. Frank Lee. 
Elders — J. H. White, W. L. Wharton, J. M. Browning. 

1920 Ministers— D. Clay Lilly, 0. G. Jones, H. S. Bradshaw 
Elders— G. L. Williamson, A. A. Finley, H. W. Wharton. 

1921 Ministers— T. M. McConnell, L. T. Wilds, N. R. Claytor. 
Elders— G. W. Denny, J. S. Kuykendall, D. E. Wilkinson. 

1922 Ministers— J. S. Foster, E. N. Caldwell, G. W. Lee. 
Elders— J. W. Wharton, J. S. Conrad, Z. V. Walser. 

1923 Ministers— J. S. Foster, W. T. Thompson, C. E. Hodgin. 
Elders— C. M. Norfleet, R. A. Gilmer, A. W. McAllister. 

1924 Ministers— C. P. Coble, M. S. Huske, R. M. Williams. 
Elders— W. O. Smith, T. S. Neal, P. H. Gwynn. 

1925 Ministers — M. E. Hansell, Jonas Barclay, S. R. Hope. 
Elders— E. H. Murray, J. T. Kilby, L. P. Wilkins. 

1926 Ministers— J. S. Cook, C. E. Hodgin, J. M. Millard. 
Elders— W. S. Byerly, S. G. Morgan, H. W. Wharton. 

1927 Ministers— Rev. J. S. Garner, Rev. C. G. Smith, Rev. W. R. Pot- 

ter. 

Elders— R. W. Scott, W. H. Garner, E. J. Davis. 



TREASURERS OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S BENEVOLENT 

CAUSES 

Foreign Missions — E. F. Willis, Box 330, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Assembly's Home Missions — A. N. Sharp, 101 Marietta St., Atlanta, 
Ga. 

Christian Education and Min. Relief — John Stites, Fifth and Market, 
Louisville, Ky. 

Publication and Sunday School Work— R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. Sixth St., 
Richmond, Va. 

Bible Cause — Gilbert Darlington, Bible House, New York City. 
Assembly's Training School — Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, Richmond, Va 
Treasurer of Presbytery — Rev. C. G. Smith, Asheboro, N. C. 



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